W(E)AVES 0.8 熾

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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
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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

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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...

Centre A presents Off Keefer

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Sammy will be sharing segments of his work as part of Centre A's fundraiser called Off Keefer as a thank you for past support of his artistic practice. In May 2018 Sammy was the inaugural artist-in-residence in Centre A's new media gallery where he researched his new solo work: W(e)aves. W(e)aves is an ongoing research/creation of a solo performance work that investigates migration, race politics,...

Berlin Lake Residency

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After getting off the plane, I biked to do Qi gong on this massive beach in The Hague, Rotterdam. Visited 2 art centres, V2 and the WORM, and had a fantastic meeting with the composer of Frankfurt Ballet in Amsterdam. Looking forward to doing lots more research with Shanti in upcoming projects :) #netherlands #rotterdam #thehague #amsterdam #research #visit   Can't believe I just had a...

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...

W(e)aves 0.3 Completion

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I’ve completed my first solo research-creation phase for W(e)aves, with version 0.3 beta 1, 2 & 3 presented. In this 2.5 weeks research phase, I’ve got to do a residency at Centre A & Left of Main and got to perform at Vancouver Art Gallery’s big art auction and Pretty Good Not Bad Festival in Victoria. I feel really blessed, honoured and accomplished. I...

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...

W(e)aves 0.2 at MOA

Interdisciplinary Performance, News, Research
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Sammy Chien will be presenting his work-in-progress work at the MOA in Vancouver Oct 6th, 2017, a work that investigates migration, race & gender politics, transcultural identity and spiritual philosophies using digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qi-gong.   Friday, October 6 | 8:30 pm Tickets: $25 (on sale soon) What is the language of movement, light, and sound? Join us for a special evening of live...