W(e)aves 0.3 Completion

New Media, News, Research
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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...

Marathassa Free Performance

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community, Dance, News
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This was a painful show but we’re doing it again! To stand against Kinder Morgan and the Trudeau government’s decision on using our tax dollar to purchase an old leaky pipeline that can potentially destroy our health and the environment. Sammy will be performing as part of this outdoor activism-performance with Pressed Paradise and many amazing local artists to raise environmental awareness on issues of...

INAUGURAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT CENTRE A

Arts Community, Dance, New Media, News
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I’ve been working hard and stayed a bit low-key on this in the last little while, but finally I’m happy to announce that I’m the inaugural artist-in-residence at Centre A’s new media gallery, I will have a sharing of my research-creation on May 16th 5:30pm at Centre A. Event details: Wednesday May 16th, 2018 5:30pm Centre A (268 Keefer St.) Event link Also, I have just performed in front of...

FREE WORKSHOPS FOR QUEERS AND ALLIED EMERGING ARTISTS

Arts Community, New Media, News
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Queer Arts Festival presents: Emerging Artists Program Technology in the arts can provide us with incredible opportunities to take our creations to the next level. However, knowledge on how to use and install equipment can keep us from exploring and achieving the potential of our artistic visions. Workshops are FREE and available for all Queer and Allied Emerging Artists! Event Details: Friday May 4 3-5pm 268 Keefer St. Event Facebook Event Sammy...

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...

Open Letter to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community, Feedbacks, Inspiring People, Writing
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I wrote a letter to the Vancouver Art Gallery after attending an art tour in Mandarin Chinese for the Takashi Murakami show, I thought this letter might just be read by their costumer service, or might not even make it to anyone— I can’t believe that in the end, not only they read it so carefully, the letter even went viral in the VAG...

Creative Activism with the Coast Protectors

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community
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Sammy joined a creative activism protest with an amazing group of artists and the water protectors, He processed the heavy but super important subject by writing them bit by bit. We invite you to hear him out and share their experiences with your communities. These are very important, humane and personal informations. In the mean time, Sammy encourages you to go to the Protect...

Moving Stories Behind Eco-Fashion Brand TildArt

Arts Community, Inspiring People, Travel
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I got to meet up with Matilda who’s the designer/founder of TildArt, a London fashion brand that focuses on reuse, recycle and revive materials that often just becomes wastes. For those of you have seen my modelling photos, her work has been featured in my past photo shoots, some of my favourite garments and the best money that I’ve spent on. I met Matilda...

Trip to Leeds, UK March 2018

Arts Community, Feedbacks, Improvised, Media Presence, Travel
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Sammy was in Leeds and England in March performing in two shows as part of the Sounds Like This Festival. He had an incredible time connecting with new and existing networks and performing with a slew of extremely talented artists! Check out this timeline below of his experiences as part of the festival. January 16 - received his first promo on Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBMbtggEKZ/?taken-by=soar55 March 14 - had only...

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...