Trip to Leeds, UK March 2018

Arts Community, Feedbacks, Improvised, Media Presence, Travel
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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...

Taipei 101

Arts Community, Media Presence, New Media, Projection Mapping, Travel
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In February, Sammy visited Taiwan to put together the Taipei 101 project. When the following Instagram post was shared, he had just finished the final testing. The project was an outdoor projection mapping interactive installation. Taipei 101 was launched in collaboration with Chimerik Collective and Megacosm and was presented by Unolab. Enjoy some video footage and photos from the project through Sammy's Instagram...

Teaching projection/media design at SFU

Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, mentorship, Services, Talks
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I just finished teaching a 3 day intensive sessions on projection/media design for SFU students, within 3 days, these students learnt how to do basic projection mapping, use still images and videos to add textures and transform projection surfaces/real world objects, using multiple live camera  and wireless cameras to feed into their mapped frames, creating an illusion of window looking into another reality. By the...

LIVE Kick Off in SWARM

Media Presence, News
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Sammy Chien will be joining forces with LIVE International Performance Art Biennale to VJ for LIVE 2017's 'Kick Off Party’ as part of SWARM edition of CinemaShine. info: Join us for a special SWARM edition of CinemaShine. We are pleased to present LIVE 2017's 'Kick Off Party’ celebrating the launch of the LIVE 2017 website, and catalogue. Featuring DJ's Ian Prentice, and DJ duo Doug & Suzee, with LIVE...

On Richmond News

Media Presence, News
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Congrats to Cinevolution for the success on Your Kontinent Digital Carnival this year again as part of the Richmond World Festival. I am very honoured to be featured on the news again to help support the festival. According to the curator Wynne Palmer, it was 7500+ attendance for the Digital Carnival, and around 50K for the world festival. Big congrats to the curator, organization...

photo on Leadnow.ca

Activism/Social Change, Media Presence
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my photo with Lexi Vajda made it on the new campaign for Leadnow.ca - À l'Action (Leadnow envisions a just, sustainable, and equitable Canada, built and defended through the democratic power of an engaged public) during our last protest with Artists Against Pipeline Expansion against Kinder Morgan/Pipeline expansion photographed and organized by Delia Brett Let's keep fighting the good fight, time is urgent, some mistakes...

Becoming Chimera on newspaper in Taiwan

Media Presence, News
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Revisiting an old press on Becoming Chimera (2012), an interdisciplinary experimental new media performance, that was on the newspaper in Taiwan on 2015/03/13, one of my first work that was on the news in Taiwan. Involving live visuals, live electroacoustic/experimental music, contemporary dance/movements and new media. The performers improvise with instructions of specific signs and rules that's conducted or by aleatoric algorithm of the computer, or...

on Tokyo News 東京新聞

Activism/Social Change, Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, New Media, News
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東京新聞のりました!! スポンサーに牛耳られずに誠実に社会批判や原発批判をして人のためになってる東京新聞すきです。これからも偽りの「和」でなく真実を追求していってください。 作品のメッセージが広まりますように!スペースをこころよく使わせてくれたマスマスさんに多大なる感謝!すばらしいスタッフさんが働いています。   Congrats to Sammy Chien's first media presence in Japan! on Tokyo News! (Tokyo Shimbun東京新聞). So nice to see such influential media in Japan actually act take the medium of journalism/news/media as an active voice to deliver to the people despite the pressure from the government about the taboos. These are our common beliefs. It was perfect that they interviewed these progressive artists on their...

Artist profile on CBC

Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, News
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So honoured to be on Canadian national television CBC! So blessed to have the opportunity to share some of the research, art, performance and process in the past years in interdisciplinary art, performance and technology. Still lots of visions and voices that I love to share with the world, relates to sociopolitical ideology, equality, queerness, humanity and spirituality, this is a good start, i'm so...

opening performance for 2016 Taiwan Best Design 100 with Lim Giong 林強

Inspiring People, Media Presence, New Media, News
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After years of patience with fate, I finally got to work with one of hero Lim Giong 林強 aka Lin Chiang, a musician, DJ, songwriter, composer, music producer, music director, actor, and an active figure on the Taiwanese experimental electronic music scene, the composer of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s films (Millennium Mambo: 千禧曼波, Goodbye South, Goodbye: 南國再見,南國, The Assassin: 聶隱娘...etc) and numerous awards winner (Cannes Film...