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...

CultureBrew.Art Launch

Arts Community, News, Talks
I am so honoured to be speaking on a panel today as part of the launch of a huge revolutionary project called “CultureBrew.Art”—an online platform that seeks to change systemic racism and the under-representation of indigenous and radicalized artists.   Thursday, September 26, 6pm-9pm 312 Main, 312 Main Street, Vancouver Come and celebrate the launch of CultureBrew.Art! The night will include guest speakers, snacks and refreshments, and...

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...

Letter to the City Council of Vancouver

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community, Media Presence, Talks
Below is a speech that I gave to the City Council of Vancouver during the council meeting of Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities on April 3, 2019, specifically for the 2019 Cultural Grants Allocations (Operating/Annual/Projects/Capacity) live audio recording: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My name is Sammy Chien, I am a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist. I am also the artistic director of Chimerik 似不像 collective. I was...

Speaking with Backstage Academy Students

Arts Community, Interdisciplinary Performance, mentorship, New Media, Services, Talks
What an amazing start of my UK trip, I got invited to speak for the students at the Backstage Academy, the secrete weapon of numerous huge celebrities/big productions. I got to see the first prototype of the set design  from Tomorrow Land, and that’s just one of the millions big projects they do. After I learnt about who I will be talking to, I realized...

Teaching projection/media design at SFU

Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, mentorship, Services, Talks
I just finished teaching a 3 day intensive sessions on projection/media design for SFU students, within 3 days, these students learnt how to do basic projection mapping, use still images and videos to add textures and transform projection surfaces/real world objects, using multiple live camera  and wireless cameras to feed into their mapped frames, creating an illusion of window looking into another reality. By the...

Panelist for New Forms Festival 17

News, Talks
Sammy will be speaking on the panel for New Forms Festival 17, presented by the festival, CURRENT (A Pacific Northwest Feminist Electronic Art Symposium) and the Western Front, Sept 30th 5pm The topic is on "Shifting narratives in the electronic art & music industry: social change through curation and reclaiming space in the global underground”, this is the perfect place to talk about intersectionality, decolonization and...