Chris Saunders lives and works in London. He studied film at PCL and Fine Art Media at The Slade. He makes Moving Image works and related art works that include prints, painting, performance and writing to present alternative ways of seeing and knowing the social and psychological worlds.
His psycho-socially engaged research practice plays with visible and sound languages to speculate on our often hidden emotional vulnerabilities and their potential to transform or replicate in-power psychologies and psychosocial formations.
The work is shown as single screen works, installations, performance/readings, wall-based art works and in the context of ‘expanded field’ shows and collaborative talks.
Subject matters include: Art Criticism, Architecture and Urbanism, Auto-Ethnography, Class, Finance Capitalism and the 'financialised imagination’, Men and masculine psychologies, Memory, Monarchy, Neo-colonialism, Ambient Violence and Trauma, Work, Whiteness, and War.
Recently his film works have been shown at Westwerk, Hamburg, Chapter Arts, Cardiff, The 6th Autoethnography Conference, Bristol, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, Ediburgh University, European Congress of Qualitative Research, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Stuttgart, Oberhausen and Videox, Zurich, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Oberhausen 2017, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, The Memory Association, Copenhagen, The Philadelphia Association, Birkbeck and Leeds University, Dilston Grove CGP London, South London Gallery, MOMA New York, Daad Berlin, Kunstverein, Munich, Lux online exhibitions and The Arnolfini, Bristol. Previously at Muse National d’art Moderne, Paris, The Whitechapel, The ICA, The London film festival, MHKA, Antwerp, The Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Film Anthologies Archive New York, The Lux cinema, Tate St.Ives, CCA and Tramway Glasgow, City Racing, Salle De Garance, Centre Pompidou and other galleries and public spaces, festivals and cinemas.
A selection of work is distributed by The Lux and The British Council.