PGNB Festival 2018 (Victoria)

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Sammy Chien will be presenting his new work-in-progress research-creation project W(e)aves 0.3b3 in Pretty Good Not Bad Festival in Victoria May 20th, 9pm. *note: the venue has been changed to Upstairs Cabaret 15 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 https://goo.gl/maps/oirqpwEcZmp https://prettygoodnotbad.ca/artists/sammy-chien/ about the project: W(e)aves...

INAUGURAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT CENTRE A

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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

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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...

DANCE ALLSORTS: RAVEN SPIRIT DANCE

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Sammy Chien's 2015 collaboration with Starr Muranko/Raven Spirit Dance is having a remount of the work Spine of the Mother as part of Earth Song presented by New Works. More chances to see his deeply slow-morphing-abstracted-image projections of the mother earth and cosmos integrated with Starr's choreographic embodiment of indigeneity, spirituality and the beautifully profound feminine qualities in relationship to the land.   DANCE ALLSORTS: RAVEN...

SOUNDS LIKE THIS FESTIVAL

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Sammy Chien will be featured in two upcoming events as part of the Sounds Like This Festival organized by Leeds College of Music. Both events take place at Brudenell Social Club; Leeds, UK. Sounds Like THIS: Gazelle Twin + Ambrose Field & Sammy Chien. (Friday 16 March, 6:00-8:00pm) Following on from Gazelle Twin’s widely acclaimed Unflesh LP and world tour, her latest project — audiovisual live show, Kingdom Come is inspired...

ART AT WORK SYMPOSIUM

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Sammy Chien will be making an artist talk as an interdisciplinary media artist and mentor at the Art at Work Symposium: Igniting Connections organized by Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Public Art and CARFAC BC. The event programme includes a full day of panel discussions, break-out sessions and more for working artists, creative professionals, curators and art specialists to examine the role of community as part of an...

HINKYPUNK @ PUSH Festival 2018

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Sammy Chien's new collaboration as lighting and media artist with Ralph Escamillan's new work HINKYPUNK for Club Push will be premiering in January 26th, 2018 as part of the PUSH International Performing Arts Festival 2018. Striking, subversive and gorgeous to behold, Ralph Escamillan’s dance spectacular has its creator decked out in “sequin skin”—a layer of shiny ornamentation that serves to mask and reveal all at...

CODA I.I

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Sammy Chien is performing at CODA I.I, an event presented by Boca del Lupo, Vancouver Creative Technology Group & The Meta Music Society. The event features coders making lighting for musicians making audio for coders making.... Event details: Location: The Fishbowl (1398 Cartwright Street) Date: Friday 15 December Doors at 8:30pm Show at ~9pm $5 suggested donation Performers: Sammy Chien (Isadora Code - Interactive Lighting) Niel McLaren (Processing Code - Interactive Lighting) Jordyn Jade (Vocals,...

SCREEN:MOVES

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Sammy's new dance film will be screening as part of: Screen:Moves Conceived by the RT Collective and presented in collaboration with Dancemakers, SCREEN:MOVES invites 20 artists from across Canada to create original short dance films for this one-night-only program that features a wide range of formats—experimental, narrative, animated and comedic works - offering a unique cross section of Canada’s diverse dance communities on screen. Monday December 4,...

Hard Rubber Orchestra’s Riot ISCM 2017

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Sammy Chien (with Chimerik 似不像) is on video design, audiovisual integration & operation for Hard Rubber Orchestrae's Riot as part of  ISCM World New Music Days 2017 Riot “It didn’t feel wrong.” Friday, November 3, 2017, 10:15 pm Roundhouse Performance Centre  (181 Roundhouse Mews) Ticket information at iscm2017.ca/concerts-and-events For the ISCM World New Music Days 2017, Hard Rubber New Music presents a 45-minute version of Riot, a powerful multi-media work-in-progress conceived by composer...