Crossing Mountains & Seas 穿越山海經

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I’ve been working on “Crossing Mountains & Seas 穿越山海經” as a the Co-creator and Director of Media Arts. It’s a pretty epic interdisciplinary performance with live music, aerial and contemporary dance as well as new media projection. The work was inspired by an ancient East Asian text Shan Hai Jing (山海經) and contemporary video game culture. It touches on sociopolitical issues such as...

Indian Summer Festival 2019 Conjuring The Future

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Stoked to be working with Indian Summer Festival again. This year I’m bringing on an unique Chimerik似不像 team combo to do Live Visuals for this super dope performance line up.  Nita Bowerman is creating experimental live visuals with our South Asian intern Rashi Sethi facilitated by myself and guest VJ Kurtis Yu.  ANNOUNCING: #ConjuringTheFuture — an EPIC evening of Indigenous & global sounds, rhythm &...

Nominated for 2019 Jessie Award

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好榮幸我入圍了溫哥華劇場獎! I’m so honoured to be nominated for a 2019 Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement: Outstanding Video Design and Projection for our show Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) produced by the frank theatre company/Queer Arts Festival.  Since the work I do is so interdisciplinary, having to weave through so many categories and fields of practice, it’s often difficult to get recognized,  as we don’t fall into...

Dancers of Damelahamid: Mînowin at the Banff Centre

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So honoured to work at the Banff Centre again. For this project I am part of an Indigenous Arts residency program with Vancouver’s indigenous dance company Dancers of Damelahamid.  We are continuing to develop a new work called Mînowin. I’m so happy that my skill-set in technology is being used to support traditional-ancestral storytelling, such as IR motion tracking for indigenous rituals and real-time...

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,...

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...