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Multidimensional New Media Performance with Sammy Chien

March 17 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


While we’re shedding away the old system that may not work for us anymore, we’re embracing, learning, and growing rapidly as we enter into new worlds that our deeper purpose calls for us. In this presentation, Sammy will share highlights of his past decade of works that focus on new media art in interdisciplinary performance context. Moreover, he will demonstrate his process of adapting live art towards virtual formats with the use of new media software such as Isadora, to inspire the viewers to activate their imaginations beyond the conventional limitations.

Sammy Chien 簡上翔 is a Taiwanese-Canadian immigrant and queer artist-of-colour, who’s an interdisciplinary artist, director, performer, researcher and mentor in film, sound art, new media, performance, movement and spiritual practice. With over 300 collaborative projects, his work has been exhibited across Canada, Western Europe, and Asia including Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), worked with pioneers of digital performance: Troika Ranch and Wong Kar Wai’s Cinematographer Christopher Doyle, and active in projects engaging various underrepresented communities. Sammy has been featured on TV and commercial such as Discorder, Keedan, CBC Arts and BenQ. Sammy is currently leading a dance research project “We Were One” and media arts project “Ritual-Spective”, both funded by Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council. Sammy is the official instructor of Isadora and Artistic Director of Chimerik似不像 collective.


Please contact the Education Manager for more information: heidi@videopool.org
Image Description: A medium shot of Sammy Chien as they perform a dance piece. Sammy wears a white t-shirt and their long hair is tied up. Video projections of digital lines in a grid pattern light up the performer with white, blue and yellow shades.

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Multidimensional Storytelling: weaving new media art, dance-technology and interdisciplinary performance into an expanded spiritual journey.

Instructor: Sammy Chien
Date: Wednesday, March 17th – (7pm – 8pm) CST
Location: Online – Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Cost: FREE


March 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Video Pool Media Arts Centre