Featured Artist for Richmond World Festival 2016: 5th Annual Digital Carnival
Organized by Cinevolution Media Arts , Curated by Wynne Palmer
September 3rd, 2016
“Water Can Carry a Boat; It Can Bury a Boat” —Xunzi (Chinese Realist Confucian philosopher )
Motion Tracking Day1 - I converted my ghetto apartment into an economic interactive media studio. Plug and rehearse! Here’s tracking body #1, with Tiffany Fan - Taiwanese-Canadian Taipei-Vancouver jet-setter, working in film as a versatile designer.
Motion Tracking Day2 - Here’s Veteran Taiwanese underground experimental/electronic musician Sonic Deadhorse + new wave rad indie artist Olivia Yan, the new award-winning duo Utopia visiting from Taiwan to help me with motion tracking in my ghetto interactive media studio for upcoming performance event in Digital Carnival organized by Cinevolution Media Arts and curated by Wynne Palmer as part of Richmond World Festival 2016.
Motion Tracking Day3 - Local Taiwanese-Canadian improv violinist/taiko drummer, Anny Lin, doing a duet experiment with the motion tracking body robot we created. Stepping into my ghetto interactive media studio to help me out, for the performance/event in Digital Carnival organized by Cinevolution Media Arts and curated by Wynne Palmer as part of Richmond World Festival 2016, Sept 3rd 8:15pm.
Behind the scene video at the Richmond World Fest. Thank you Lianne for such a great description on my performance! "A peek into the interdisciplinary multimedia full sensory performance by Sammy Chien as featured artist of Your Kontinent Digital Carnival in Richmond. Sammy demonstrated complex interactive technology as he shared stories and insights about identity, racism, home, unceded territory, and spirituality. Such an inviting, stimulating platform.”