I am fascinated by the information which is lost is lost when a process repeats, or when an idea is taken out of context.
Samiir Saunders (b. 1996 - he/they) is a queer, Black, mixed-media poet based in Birmingham, UK. Their work consists of digital poetry, spoken word, experimental hip-hop, and poetry films.
Samiir’s artworks examine the tension between a desire to communicate authentically and the limitations of digital technology (and indeed, of language itself). He explores how the internet’s seemingly unlimited pool of information sits within a wider context of capitalism, post-colonialism, and the various erasures therein, whilst also finding a space for playfulness and the acceptance of ambiguity.
Samiir’s work has featured at galleries, festivals, and online spaces, including: Arcadia Gallery, Vivid Projects, The Joyous Thing II, SHOUT Festival, Fat Out Fest, no barking aRt Gallery, Channel 4 Random Acts, Eastside Projects, flat 8 Gallery, Supernormal Festival, and Birmingham Open Media.
  • Writer & Director (3 Credits)
    up all night, reading poetry2021
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    oneminuteglitches: vol 1. antifragile2020
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
    The Fine Comb2018
    Short
  • Director of Photography, Producer, Editor (1 Credit)
    up all night, reading poetry2021
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
College
Falmouth University
BA(Hons) Drawing
20152018
Hometown
Birmingham, UK
Gender
Other
Ethnicity
British-Caribbean
Zodiac Sign
Libra
I am fascinated by the information which is lost is lost when a process repeats, or when an idea is taken out of context.