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I am a film and media 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 and resume that role in July 2017. 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. I am also interested in dissecting the nature of narratives in general and have been exploring that through my character Canister the Robot who appears in film, print, audio, performance, games, and sculpture.
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 continue to use both film and digital cameras and devices to explore 3D graphics and non-traditional narrative storytelling. Much of this work was conducted through the New Media Research Laboratory (NMSL) of which I was a co-investigator until its closing in 2015.
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.
I am one of the originating members of the Cabinet Collective (incorporated 2015) whose mandate is to present unique, multidisciplinary arts events that engage the community.
ACADEMIC CV, updated November, 2019. PDF
WRITING AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS BY Gerald Saul
WRITING PUBLISHED BY OTHER AUTHORS WHICH DISCUSS Gerald Saul OR HIS FILMMAKING WORK
PRESS - PRINT BASED (interviewing, quoting, or discussing Gerald Saul)
PRESS - TV and RADIO (in which Gerald Saul is interviewed or his work discussed)
Gerald Saul - ARTIST STATEMENT
Gerald Saul - BIOGRAPHY
IMAGES OF Gerald Saul: PHOTOGRAPHS over the years
IMAGES OF Gerald Saul: DRAWN PORTRAITS by various artists
VIDEOS WHERE Gerald Saul PROMOTES THE UNIVERSITY OR OTHER ACADEMIC PROJECTS
VIDEO (discussing university teaching)
VIDEO (discussing university graduate supervision)
VIDEO (about French science fiction conference)
VIDEO (documentary about Gerald Saul by Dieter Heuck)