Online Artist Talk: Alum Sahar Te, BFA ’17, Media Arts

Sahar Te – “KHAAREJ No. 3”

Catch Sahar Te's “KHAREEJ No. 3” at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, featuring a mixed media sound and text digital installation, and an artist talk.

Tickets for the live stream artist talk are free but must be acquired through the festival's ticketing platform.

My practice mobilizes methods that open up alternative realities and confront convention, attempting to challenge common approaches to “original” content and looking into how parallel contrasting realities often exist simultaneously. My interactions with multiple cultures and geographies bring me to question the notion of absolute truth and lead me to explore the role of past narrativization as it shapes the future. These interventions range from linguistics and semiotics, social dynamics and ethics, to media studies and oral histories. Through each project, I engage in sociological and techno-political discourses to understand hegemony within different power structures. Additionally, my personal encounters with sociopolitical situations and interdisciplinary interest in literature, translation, sound, oral history, and theatre bring me to an audio-visual practice.


About Sahar Te
Sahar Te is a Toronto-based artist whose practice exists at the intersection of research, text, installation, and performance. Te obtained her BFA from Alberta University of Arts, and her MFA from the University of Toronto. Te’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at spaces including the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, the University of Toronto Art Museum, SBC Gallery in Montreal, Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Alberta, Lona Galeria in São Paulo, and Darbast Platform in Tehran.