Revolver Taipei

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我們很榮幸能再次跟音速死馬&謝明諺同台, 這次還加上了未合作過的組合—劇場有名的黃思農一起即興演出。在台北的Revolver! 希望在台北的朋友們能來,尤其是喜愛實驗音樂/聲響的朋友們。 2F漫遊 Second floor Roaming vol.4-Revolver Presents 非/密閉空間 1月22號 (二) 9pm @ Revolver Sammy Chien will be playing with the legendary indie/electronic musician Sonic Deadhorse 音速死馬 鄭各均 and the craziest experimental jazz musicians in Taiwan— Min-Yen Terry Hsiehi 謝明諺 once again, this time, with 黃思農 who’s a big name in the theatre scene in Taiwan, improv erhu. At the indexical bar/club/live house venue Revolver. We look forward to the magic.  Jan...

PUSH Opening Party with Kimmortal & Immigrant Lessons

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On January 17, Sammy Chien will be sharing a new visual projection experiment as part of PUSH Festival's Official Afterparty. It was created in collaboration with Chimerik似不像’s new intern, Ivan So, and in support of Kimmortal and Immigrant Lessons' new project 'X Marks the Movement'. Sammy is very honoured to share experimental ideas with these amazing, local, grassroots artists—seeds of bigger ideas to come!   Queer...

Featured in Keedan Magazine

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感謝起點網路雜誌KEEDAN.com的專訪!今年夏天時, 雜誌編輯Lucille Liu特別從義大利米蘭飛到德國柏林來專訪我在Lake Studios Berlin跟House of North (Fubbi Karlsson)的駐村研究計畫。以及我個人的新作W(e)aves熾, 還有我的團隊Chimerik 似不像以及許多陳年的理念。 很榮幸有機會提到了很多合作的好朋友,Kazuma Glen Motomura, 林辰Chen Lin, Mica雲母 還有帶我長大的Troika Ranch/Isadora。往常的專訪都比較制式化,很少有像Lucille這樣的用心,做了這麼多功課這麼了解專訪的對象,我非常感動。這算是我第一個在中文雜誌中的深度專訪,希望藉這個機緣能跟離鄉背井我,跟我的家鄉語言的世界重新連結,分享,感謝。 I’m so happy to be featured on Taiwanese magazine Keedan Mag! It’s one of the first article in Chinese that’s written so in-depth about my work! Earlier this Summer, the editor flew in from Milan to interview me in Berlin during my residency in House of North and Lake...

Dancers of Damelahamid

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Artist-in-Residence program: Dancers of Damelahamid Thursday December 20, 2018 | 4pm Faris Family Studio: free admission Dancers of Damelahamid Studio Showing Sammy Chien is working on the New Media/Interactive Design for Dancers of Damelahamid's new work Mînowin. The production plans to premiere Fall 2019 at the National Arts Centre. There will be tech residencies and work-in-progress showings throughout...

Sammy is featured in the 2018 Simon Fraser University handbook!

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Found myself in the Simon Fraser University’s student hand book for Fall 2018. Thank you Dean Lastoria for sending them to me as a gift. It’s a really nice print! 飲水思源 sending appreciation to the source that contributed to where I am today–the creative environment of SFU, the radical professors. And the life changing event when Dr. Henry Daniel brought Troika Ranch to work...

Completion of Berlin Lake Residency

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After getting off the plane, I biked to do Qi gong on this massive beach in The Hague, Rotterdam. Visited 2 art centres, V2 and the WORM, and had a fantastic meeting with the composer of Frankfurt Ballet in Amsterdam. Looking forward to doing lots more research with Shanti in upcoming projects :) #netherlands #rotterdam #thehague #amsterdam #research #visit   Can't believe I just had a...

The Sun and the Moon

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Sammy's new video/projection design work for dance with Chimerik 似不像 (with design assistant Kimia Koochakzadeh), we premiere the work on July 5th in Nanaimo and then we're back in Vancouver for Dancing on the Edge Festival July 9 & 11, 2018. The Sun and the Moon Development, choreography and direction by Holly Bright based on a story of the same name by Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck. Co-created...

Proximity Remix at the Queer Arts Festival

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Proximity Remix opened last night at the Queer Arts Festival! MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society, has been working on the concept of this project for half a decade. Each project invites new LGBTQ2+ identified youth participants to workshop and create a performance based on their stories. As the project evolves, they are turning the dialogue from gender politics and integrating racism and other social issues as...

Camera Obscura (Hungry Ghosts)

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I’ve waited a while to post about this project because the weight and significance of it is so tremendous. I wanted to focus all my energy on preparing for the show. The show has finally opened, beautifully and successfully. I’m so happy to finally announce this big, heavy project about this super important, pioneer in the artist community, whose work touches on issues of...

Trip to Leeds, UK March 2018

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Sammy was in Leeds and England in March performing in two shows as part of the Sounds Like This Festival. He had an incredible time connecting with new and existing networks and performing with a slew of extremely talented artists! Check out this timeline below of his experiences as part of the festival. January 16 - received his first promo on Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBMbtggEKZ/?taken-by=soar55 March 14 - had only...