Selected Works

Bryan Lewis Saunders was born in 1969, in Washington, D.C.

Saunders is an endurance artist, a performance artist, videographer, performance poet, and self-portrait painter known for his disturbing spoken word rants, tragic art performances and stand-up tragedy.

Saunders is best known for his experiments in the field of arts. For example On March 30, 1995, Saunders began drawing at least one self-portrait every day for the rest of his life. In another experiment (For 11 days in 2001) he ingested or inhaled a different intoxicant every day and created a self-portrait under the influence documenting the effects of his altered perception. Also, in 2003, Saunders began sleeping with a cassette recorder and documenting both his dreams and somniloquy which led to a wealth of source material for both audio releases and books. The transcriptions of his lengthy somniloquy are an example of the Stream of unconsciousness (narrative mode) method of writing.

 

1998 BFA degree. E.T.S.U. Johnson City, TN