W(e)aves 0.7 Heart of the City Festival

Arts Community, Dance, New Media, News, Projection Mapping, Research
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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
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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
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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

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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...

DANCE ALLSORTS: RAVEN SPIRIT DANCE

News, Projection Mapping
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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...

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...

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...