Arts Community, Dance, Inspiring People, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Projection Mapping, Sound, Virtual
I’d like to share an upcoming exciting collaboration with Caroline MacCaull, on her new work “003_playback”, in collaboration with Howard Dai, Wladimiro Woyno and Brett Palaschuk.  I see this as an exciting experimental new media online performance project that audiences get to interact with the work and influences the development of the creation in realtime—be sound, video or choreographic decisions. I’ve spent some time with...


Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Projection Mapping
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...

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...

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...

Isadora Werkstatt 2019

New Media, News, Projection Mapping, Talks, Travel
Sammy Chien will present a new lecture, work-in-progress demo, and workshop discussion as part of the official international meeting of Isadora––the Isadora Werkstatt 2019 in Berlin. WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO? INTERDISCIPLINARY AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL JOURNEY WITH ISADORA: WORKING WITH TECHNOLOGY AS A SOCIOPOLITICAL, TRANS-CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL FAMILY  This interdisciplinary, multidimensional journey with Isadora will be shared by Taiwanese-Canadian, queer, immigrant and interdisciplinary media/performance artist Sammy...

Unfinished Friday @ Lake Studio Berlin

New Media, News, Projection Mapping, Research, Travel
Unfinished Friday @ Lake Studio Berlin Sammy Chien will be sharing his work-in-progress W(e)aves 0.5 at the Lake Studio Berlin, as part of the artist-in-residency program Dance-Tech AIR @ Lake Studio Berlin. Date: 
 August 31, 2018 @ 8pm Address: 
 Lake Studio Berlin Scharnweberstraße 27, 12587 Berlin https://www.lakestudiosberlin.com/current W(e)aves 0.5 (work-in-progress) by Sammy Chien W(e)aves is an ongoing research-creation of a solo performance work that investigates migration, race politics, transcultural identity, queerness and spiritual...


News, Projection Mapping
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...

Taipei 101

Arts Community, Media Presence, New Media, Projection Mapping, Travel
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...

Anahata 心輪 Taichung Light Festival 2015 Opening Show

Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, Projection Mapping
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...