A Reflection on Samiir Saunders’ Residency

Exit Strategy

Samiir Saunders

11 November 2023, 16.00-18.00

Join Samiir Saunders on 11 November for ‘Exit Strategy’, the closing event of their 2022-23 residency with Vivid Projects. Samiir’s residency focused on researching themes of shame, coercion, and free will, in order to further develop their interactive performance work ‘Mind Control Victims Anonymous’.

During the residency, Samiir also created and delivered ‘Shame & Compassion’, a series of workshops that used group discussions and creative writing to collectively explore these themes, and provide participants with tools to navigate shame, guilt, and remorse in their own lives and relationships.

‘Exit Strategy’ will reflect on these projects and provide insights into how Samiir’s artistic practice has developed over the course of their residency. It’s an opportunity to delve into the creative process, document the research behind the works, and explore potential future outcomes for this project.

Join us to reflect and share in the progress of this wonderful artist.

Refreshments provided. Please bring a coat or warm outer clothing as we have portable heating only.

Please note that the project space is accessed by two short flights of stairs

This is a free event – please book here


Samiir Saunders, MCVA, Vivid Projects + Ikon, August 2023. Photo: Cathy Wade samiir grief image