Virtual Event – With: Sawsan AlSaraf

March 20, 2021, 7:30 – 9:00pm

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Sawsan AlSaraf (Canadian, b. Iraq) is a visual and multimedia artist who lives and works in Montreal, Canada. AlSaraf has moved between the Middle East and North America since 1977. In her work, she draws her references from her life experiences as an expatriate Iraqi woman.

AlSaraf’s artwork traverses multiple media, from her acclaimed photo-collage paintings in the “Sufi Path” series, to her experimental films in her “Rihla” series. Her work was exhibited in a three woman show alongside her two daughters in the award winning exhibition “Generation” which opened at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA in May 2017. AlSaraf’s work has been screened and exhibited in Beijing, Beirut, Amman, Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Montreal, Savannah, Vermont and Wisconsin.

AlSaraf has also given artist talks and lectures at multiple conferences and universities on pilgrimage and diaspora.

She holds a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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still from video, “Tomorrow you will become a magic ney, I said but you did not hear me.” 2017


Single Channel VT explores the moving image and time based media through a series of ongoing collaborative viewings and discussions.

Artist curated screenings are presented quarterly throughout the year highlighting the history, practitioners, and genres of the moving image and time based media. 

We appreciate the importance of many perspectives and the potential for meanings to multiply, shift, and deepen through shared experiences. Each event will showcase the work of an artist who will also present the work of another artist they are inspired by, or in conversation with.

We are  Kate Donnelly, Thatiana Oliveira, and Sumru Tekin.

Single Channel VT recognizes that it occupies the unceded lands of the Abnaki, Mahican, Pennacook and other indigenous peoples.

We also recognize that many existing systems of power, including arts organizations, grant privilege and access unequally. We seek to engage with artists and their work without regard to, and with respect of, their race, class, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, geography, citizenship status, religion and mental or physical ability.

Single Channel Vt is a project of Snake House VT, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.