Solidification ᒪᔥᑲᐗᒋ 凝

Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Sound, Virtual
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Gizhiiwe (GIH-she-way) is excited to premiere this stunning audiovisual poem, collaboration between Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and her recent single "Solidification" with the truly incredible visual work from Chimerik 似不像 Collective featuring Lead Media Artist Sammy Chien. Leanne recently released an EP with Gizhiiwe Noopiming Sessions in connection with her new book Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies released on House of Anansi Press. The project will...

HINKYPUNK VIDF2020

Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Projection Mapping
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The show that was postponed due to the pandemic is officially moved to online!  As part of VIDF (Vancouver International Dance Festival). So I'm remounting this collab that I started in late 2017, which was premiered in PUSH festival 2018 @pushfestival, It involves pretty heavy hitting DIY high-tech stuff,  one of my first work that brings hologram video and interactive lighting all in one...

F-O-R-M Festival 2020

Dance, New Media, News, Virtual
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I’m very happy to be supporting F-O-R-M festival @formvancouver for the 5th years in a roll, from the very beginning.. I witnessed how significant the festival has grown since. This year, the festival will further extend its presentation to the virtual world. Exciting to be the new media/streaming support team with Chimerik似不像 @chimerikcollective to uplift the festival to ya’ll globally. I like to first share this kick-ass trailer edited...

The Space of Silence: 1 Day Virtual Silent Meditation Retreat

Life, New Media, News, Spiritual/Metaphysics
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Many of you have been asking when I plan to host another online workshop on contemporary movement Qi Gong workshop. Well, here it is! Co-organized by The Rested Revolution & co gro coaching and supported by 5 lovely volunteers donating their time to do work for good cause. If this kind of work resonates with your spiritual journey, or suits your needs in any...

SWAN: Chapter Two

New Media, News, Writing
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The electroacoustic sound score I composed for Wen Wei Wang’s Swan, which premiered at Ballet BC, is being remounted by Ballet Edmonton this weekend! Sending my love to Edmonton and to Wen Wei Wang of Wen Wei Dance and Ballet_Edmonton <3Chapter Two: NIGHTbox and SWAN The evening will feature two works by Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang: NIGHTbox and SWAN. First commissioned for Ballet BC in...

Four Seasons After 37 Cycles

New Media, News, Writing
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Sammy Chien's short film “Four Seasons After 37 Cycles” and new writing piece is being published in BIPOC magazine Rungh. The film will be screened online for a limited period of time, after which only the writing and film excerpts will be published online.  By invitation from Kinesis Dance and in collaboration with Chimerik似不像, Chien produced this film for the Pina Bausch Foundation, in honour...

Free Music Improvisation Workshop

Media Presence, New Media, News
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Very excited to share my past years of research in movement and spiritual practice in a free workshop on music improvisation as part of the New Orchestra Workshop for NOW Society.   Dec 5th, 2019 Thursdays 5:00 to 7:00 pmInstructor: Sammy Chien8 East Pender, Vancouver (Chinatown) https://www.nowsociety.org/event/8east-2019-fall-workshops The New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society proudly presents the finest improvisers from Vancouver and abroad. The NOW ensembles...

Mînowin

Arts Community, New Media, News, Travel
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For over a year, I’ve been working on “Mînowin”, a new work by Dancers of Damelahamid, a Canadian Indigenous contemporary dance company. We began workshopping with an infrared sensor for motion-tracking and creation of interactive media that supports important treasures of traditional stories passed on by elders through generations. It has been an absolute honour working on this project. After months on tour around...

Artist Talk at Inter/Mediate Media Arts Education Festival

Arts Community, New Media, News, Talks
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我跟Chimerik似不像的在新媒體教育藝術節的講座 Sammy will be giving an artist talk with Chimerik 似不像 as part of Inter/Mediate Media Arts Education festival. The topic will be revolving around mentorship, learning & teaching, hierarchy and healthy ecologies of collective/company work in the media arts scene. We’ll be sharing our recent work and unfold some of the process how we work together as a team in various context, budget...