Chris Saunders


Chris Saunders lives and works in London. He studied film at PCL and Fine Art Media at the Slade. He makes long and short form moving Image works and related art works. His psycho-socially engaged practice is grounded in a ludic use of film and visual language to speculate on below the radar psychologies and psychosocial formations that further crystallise or dissolve institutionalised sociopathy and its assumed authority.

His film/art practice combines film, video, text, observational film, found footage, documentary and fictional narratives to externalise inner states as visible realities by re-contextualising them in the materiality of often obscured social relations and institutional practices that impact on social and individual transformation. The work is shown as immersive single screen works, installations and in the context of ‘expanded field’ shows and collaborative talks.

Subject matters include: art criticism, architecture and urbanism, finance capitalism and the ‘financialised imagination’, histories, men and masculine psychologies, neo-colonialism, ambient violence and mental health, work, whiteness and war.

Recently Chris has shown his work at: Birkbeck University, Leeds University, The Philadelphia Association, ICA, Dilston Grove/CGP London Gallery, South London Gallery, MOMA, New York, DAAD, Berlin, Kunstverein, Munich, The Arnolfini, Bristol and Lux online.

Previously, at The Muse National d’art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, The Whitechapel, London Film Festival, MHKA, Antwerp, Bozar (Palais Des Beaux Arts), Brussels, Film Anthologies Archive, New York, Tate St.Ives, City Racing, CCA and Tramway, Glasgow, Salle De Garance, Centre Pompidou and LUX.

Please see Chris Saunders filmography under selected works at christophersaunders.info

Works by Chris Saunders

UK
, 1995
6 Minutes

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