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 Chinatown’s decolonization as well as engaging Chinese elders who still live in this historical neighbourhood.
PERFORMANCE & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
W(E)AVES 0.7 熾 (work-in-progress)
Saturday November 9, 5pm – 6:30pm
Sun Wah Centre, 2nd floor, 268 Keefer,
W(e)aves is an ongoing research-creation: a solo new media performance work investigating migration, race politics, transcultural identity, queerness and spiritual philosophies. During this research phase, Sammy Chien interweaves digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qigong to shine a light on dialogue centring Chinatown and its sociopolitical context in relationship to changes in Ancient Chinese pictograms. Sammy Chien, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Chimerik似不像, is a first generation Taiwanese-Canadian immigrant and queer artist-of-colour; interdisciplinary artist, director, performer, researcher and mentor who works with film, sound art, new media, performance, movement and spiritual practice.
Presented by the Heart of the City Festival, in partnership with Centre A.
Residency supported by OnMain Gallery/Paul Wong
舞蹈表演+社區對話 簡上翔 Sammy Chien W(e)aves 0.7 熾 透過互動科技與氣功 看象形文字的幻化變異 想唐人街的變化萬千 日期：十一月九日 (星期六) 時間：晚間五點至六點半 地點：新華中心二樓 268 Keefer 門票：免費