Gerald Saul

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What's New?
  • On October 19 I will present a talk with Chrystene Ells on creating film in a German Expressionist style with the Expressionist Speakers Series at the University of Regina.
  • I am an organizer for The Caligari Project, an interdisciplinary arts festival from September to December of this year.
  • On the last weekend of the AGR exhibition, Jennifer Sparowhawk invited me to participate in her online interview series, Kindred Cities which is about art and culture in Regina and Saskatoon.
  • In late August I was featured on the "Hit List" on the Akimbo web blog for the closing of my exhibition.
  • On August 4 I introduced "Metropolis" as a part of the German Expressionist film series a the RPL.
  • On July 26 I was featured in a Regina Leader Post newspaper article written by Ashley Martin. On August 4, Greg Beatty wrote an article on my project for the Prairie Dog.
  • On July 16 I conducted a super-8 workshop out of the YAAG as a satelite project to my exhibition.
  • From July 7 to August 27 there is a solo gallery exhibition of my media work "Anecdotal Evidence: the work of Gerald Saul" curated by the Strandline Collective at the Art Gallery of Regina. On July 13 I conducted an artist talk on my work to 134 people attending the opening of the exhibition. On the final day I presented a sneak preview of my new 16mm short film The End of Another Day, an 11 minute sequel to Wheat Soup.
  • I worked wtih Margaret Bessai and William Bessai-Saul on the constructon of an art bat house which was actioned off in a silent auction for a New Dance Horizon's fundraiser. Works were publically displayed at the Double Tree Hilton in Regina between June 26 and July 16.
  • On June 9 my new super-8 film "Puck" was shown at the One Take Super 8 Event in Regina at the RPL film theatre.
  • I introduced the film screening of German Expressionist film series at the RPL, Waxworks, Street of Crocodiles, and Dark Shadows, on June 2.
  • My hand drawn film "Son of Cthulhu" played at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in the Screening Under the Steeple on May 27.
  • On May 26 I will be performing as Professor Delusia the nocturnalist in a pop up garage gallery projection show as part of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in Regina.
  • Displayed six card series which create a slightly condensed and alternate telling of my film "Eyes of Sorrow Moon" in uncurated display at the MacKenzie Art Gallery for the Regina ATC 13th anniversary celebration.
  • I presented a 20 slide artist talk within the "Quick and Dirty" speaker series on the topic of "ATCs" and my use of them for extended narratives and series storytelling. Presented by Dunlop Art Gallery in partnership with Creative City Centre on April 19.
  • I was interviewed by Sheila Coles on CBC radio regarding the Caligari Project, April 7.
  • I presented "Sullivan's Travels" by Preston Sturges to a class at the Lifelong Learning Centre in Regina, February 12.
  • Matchbox Weekend opened the first screening at 8Fest in Toronto, January, 2016.

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I am a film and video artist based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and am a professor in the Department of Film at the University of Regina. I was the head of that department from 2004-2007. I have worked in media for many years, primarily as a 16mm experimental filmmaker and animator. My work has been increasingly about memory and identity as my body of work is slowing creating a self portrait. My early work is concerned with a questioning of the process of art making while my later works accept that art making and living are closely tied so to question the value of one is to question the value of the other. Naturally my later 16mm films, especially my "Toxic", Modern", and "Grain" series' are highly process oriented as well as being my most personal films to date. I have lately returned to satire with my ironic look at Modern art in my fragmentary and degraded "Modern" films and with my Mr. Saul persona within a grouping of narrated home-movie style super-8 films.

                        

In the notes for my 2003 screening in Edmonton, Troy Rhoades (now "Dr. Rhoades") described my work in terms of economy of scale, which I've always felt was important.

At the university, much of my new creative research has been digitally based, investigating aspects of media convergence, how the nature of the traditional film image changes within the digital environment. I am also highly interested in 19th century technologies which led up to cinema and feel that through simulating some of these approaches, new directions in the image as an art form may emerge. I also continue to use digital cameras and devices to explore 3D graphics and non-traditional narrative storytelling. Much of this work is conducted through the New Media Research Laboratory (NMSL) of which I am co-investigator and member.

In 2014, the late Paul Crepeau, then a student in the Film program at the University of Regina where I teach, wrote an essay (Creativity and Conundrums) about me for a course on Canadian Cinema for my colleague Dr. Christine Ramsay.

I have been a member of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative since 1984. I am frequently on their Board and have been the president on four occasions.

 

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