Centre A presents Off Keefer

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Sammy will be sharing segments of his work as part of Centre A's fundraiser called Off Keefer as a thank you for past support of his artistic practice. In May 2018 Sammy was the inaugural artist-in-residence in Centre A's new media gallery where he researched his new solo work: W(e)aves. W(e)aves is an ongoing research/creation of a solo performance work that investigates migration, race politics,...

Letter to the City Council of Vancouver

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Below is a speech that I gave to the City Council of Vancouver during the council meeting of Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities on April 3, 2019, specifically for the 2019 Cultural Grants Allocations (Operating/Annual/Projects/Capacity) live audio recording: https://www.dropbox.com/s/smhv0frnq2bfhzm/20190402%20sammy%20city%20council%20speech-trimmed.mp3?dl=0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My name is Sammy Chien, I am a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist. I am also the artistic director of Chimerik 似不像 collective. I was...

Kimmortal Album Release

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I just got back from Toronto and immediately dove right back into the best kinda West Coast vibes…  Look who it is? Their name is booming out there in the East Coast as well. Remember that amazing act for PUSH festival’s opening party that just happened in Jan? Once again, I’m very happy to announce that Chimerik似不像 will be giving live visual support to one of...

Ying Yun 英云

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Just finished the creation process with Wen Wei Dance for premiere of Ying Yun 英云. I’m happy to say that it’s my first time creating a full length music score for a dance performance, along with projection design using actual original hand painting as the source, while also continuing some of the simple aesthetics of new media work that I’ve been doing in the...

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...