Sax Island

Eric Metcalfe and Hank Bull

1983, 11:00 minutes, colour, English


Sax Island is a clever combination of real figures placed against and within animated sets and props. The plot unfolds through a layering of images, recorded sounds and jazz interludesframing erotic obsessions and lustful behavior. Recurring motifs and enlarged details produce a fantasy narrative which manipulates the features of comic strips, detective thrillers and the structures of television commercials.” Christina Ritchie

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Critical Writing

Eric Metcalfe: Video Artist, Performance Artist
by Roger Matuz. Canadian Contemporary Artists, 1997. Toronto: Gale Canada, 1997.
Video In Canada: In Search of Authority: Video Artist, Performance...
by Renee Baert. From Sea to Shining Sea, 1986. Toronto: The Power Plant, 1986.
Everyday Events
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1986, v. 8, no. 1.
Winnipeg Perspective 1985 Video
by Shirley Madill. The Winnipeg Perspective, 1985. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1985.
Video Works: Western Front Video
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1985, v. 8, no. 1.
Canada (cont.)
by Unknown. Video 84, 1984.
Sax Island: Eric Metcalfe/Frank Bull
by Stokely Seip. Issue, Summer 1984, v. 1, no. 8.