Featured Artist: Sammy Chien

Featured Artist: Sammy Chien

Your Kontinent Digital Carnival’s featured artist, Sammy Chien is a Taipei born, Vancouver based interdisciplinary media artist, director, performer, researcher and mentor who works with film, sound art, new media and dance/theatre performance.

Sammy has studied film at Simon Fraser University and developed an expertise in electroacoustic music and digital technology in performance environment. After working with the pioneer of digital performance group Troika Ranch (NYC/Berlin), his work have exhibited across Canada, Western Europe, and Asia including Centre Pompidou (Paris), National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing) and working with artists such as Wong Kar Wai’s Cinematographer Christopher Doyle, the Father of Rock in China Cui Jian and having lunch with Ai Wei Wei.

He has also been involved in research or mentorship in projects that focus on the integration between art, science, technology and spirituality as well as engaging with various community groups such as social activists, low-income residents, mental health, spiritual healing, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ2+, indigenous, multicultural background and youths.

Sammy is the official selected mentor of Isadora (TroikaTronix) and Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Chimerik似不像 collective.

RECENT WORKS:

Anahata (Official opening show of Taichung Light Festival 2015)

WUWEI/WUBUWEI 無為/無不為

VENTRILOQUIAL INVESTIGATIONS – short documentary film version

BenQ commercial

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