Free Music Improvisation Workshop

Media Presence, New Media, News
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) The New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society proudly presents the finest improvisers from Vancouver and abroad. The NOW ensembles...


Arts Community, New Media, News, Travel
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
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...

Featured SFU Alumnus

Media Presence, News
Very happy to be the Featured alumnus on SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. I love when an editor/writer takes the time to understand your work/who you are and have the energy and care to write something that really speaks. Thank you, Tessa Perkins Deneault. #SFU #alumni #feature #spotlight #article #interview #sammychien Photo by Sheng...

W(E)AVES 0.8 熾

New Media, News, Research
W(E)AVES 0.8 熾Sentient Circuitries Digital Media Arts SymposiumSURREY ART GALLERY | 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BCSaturday, November 16 | 12––4:30pmAdmission is free A group of leading digital art thinkers and makers will be in Surrey to mark the 20th anniversary of Surrey Art Gallery’s TechLab. Since it was opened in 1999, the digital-art space/program has presented some cutting-edge electronic art, workshops, performances, residencies,...

W(e)aves 0.7 Heart of the City Festival

Arts Community, Dance, New Media, News, Projection Mapping, Research
I am very honoured to be invited to present my new work-in-progress research project as part of the 16th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival––a highly respected community orientated art festival. This project is also in partnership with Centre A, where I researched W(e)aves phase 0.3––a meaningful return to such an important space. In 0.7, we'll be centering more on...

China Doll by Marjorie Chan

New Media, News
"China Doll is a visual masterpiece, thanks to beautiful projection design by the Chimerik team..." The Georgia Straight I’m so proud of my brother, Shang-Han, for representing Chimerik似不像 and taking the lead on co-projection design for Gateway Theatre’s production of China Doll. The production design even features our father's original calligraphy––a very special way to bring family together on stage. The piece dissects traditional family...

W(e)aves 0.6

Dance, New Media, News, Projection Mapping, Research
W(e)aves 0.6 (work-in-progress) by Sammy ChienVenue: Orpheum AnnexDate: October 19, 2019, 8:00pmPresented by: Vancouver New Music as part of the Vancouver New Music Festival: Resonances – artistic transformation, mapping and sonification W(e)aves is an ongoing research-creation of a solo performance work that investigates migration, race politics, transcultural identity, queerness and spiritual philosophies using digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qi-gong. This particular research phase, Sammy...