INAUGURAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT CENTRE A

Arts Community, Dance, New Media, News
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I’ve been working hard and stayed a bit low-key on this in the last little while, but finally I’m happy to announce that I’m the inaugural artist-in-residence at Centre A’s new media gallery, I will have a sharing of my research-creation on May 16th 5:30pm at Centre A. Event details: Wednesday May 16th, 2018 5:30pm Centre A (268 Keefer St.) Event link Also, I have just performed in front of...

FREE WORKSHOPS FOR QUEERS AND ALLIED EMERGING ARTISTS

Arts Community, New Media, News
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Queer Arts Festival presents: Emerging Artists Program Technology in the arts can provide us with incredible opportunities to take our creations to the next level. However, knowledge on how to use and install equipment can keep us from exploring and achieving the potential of our artistic visions. Workshops are FREE and available for all Queer and Allied Emerging Artists! Event Details: Friday May 4 3-5pm 268 Keefer St. Event Facebook Event Sammy...

Speaking with Backstage Academy Students

Arts Community, Interdisciplinary Performance, mentorship, New Media, Services, Talks
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What an amazing start of my UK trip, I got invited to speak for the students at the Backstage Academy, the secrete weapon of numerous huge celebrities/big productions. I got to see the first prototype of the set design  from Tomorrow Land, and that’s just one of the millions big projects they do. After I learnt about who I will be talking to, I realized...

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...

03/11 @ Rhythm Alley (Taipei)

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, Improvised, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Sound
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improvised experimental performance: experimental jazz, live electronics/ electroacoustic, movement art, conceptual, new media— one night of play time in Taipei I feel so lucky to get booked to play with some of the craziest and most veteran musicians in Taiwan: Sonic Deadhorse, Min-Yen Terry Hsieh, Shih-Yang Lee, I actually REALLY love their work. first time improvising with Sophia Wolfe (FORM Festival of Recorded Movement /Company 605) Sonic...

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...

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...

inspiring figures in artist software community

Life, New Media
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I am half way with my artist-in-residency at Lake Studio Berlin, just finished an intensive one-on-one mentorship with Mark Coniglio, the creator of Isadora, the primary artistic tool that I use. It has been just a bit over 8 years since I worked with Mark, since then, every since I was mentored by him, my career made a huge departure and still soaring now. I remember meeting this...

Anahata 心輪 Taichung Light Festival 2015 Opening Show

Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, Projection Mapping
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https://youtu.be/VNMnyaow4oo video documentation excerpt of Anahata (心輪) written and directed by Chimerik似不像, produced and organized by Subkarma (薩巴卡瑪), the official opening show of the 2015 Taichung Light Festival. this video is preliminary v1 credits: 共同製作: Chimerik 似不像 & Subkarma薩巴卡瑪 導演/編劇:Sammy Chien (Chimerik似不像) 投影設計/新媒體科技:Shang-Han Chien, Sammy Chien (Chimerik似不像) 舞台設計/執行:李奕慶 舞蹈/服裝/表演者:李潔欣 聲音/音樂: Sammy Chien, Michael Red, 謝明諺 主辦/策劃: Subkarma薩巴卡瑪 Co-Created by Chimerik似不像 & Subkarma薩巴卡瑪 Direction/Script: Sammy Chien (Chimerik似不像) Projection Design/New Media: Shang-Han Chien & Sammy Chien (Chimerik似不像) Production Design/Coordinator: Kris...