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Sax Island collection

Hank Bull (Creator)
Eric Metcalfe (Creator)
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Level of Description
Fonds / Collection

Scope & Content

Collection consists of Sax Island material, which is a 12-minute colour video created by Eric Metcalfe and Hank Bull in 1984. The work was commissioned by The Music Gallery (Toronto) and produced by the Western Front. The story focuses on a visit to Sax Island by international torturers and slavers for a secret meeting. Metcalfe created a storyboard of over 300 original drawings, which were subsequently shot on video, layered with actors and special effects, and sound added in a live recording session performance on October 29, 1983 in Toronto. The hand-painted sets and comic book dialogue are incorporated into the adventures of the inhabitants of the island. The collection consists predominantly of works by Eric Metcalfe, with two paintings by Hank Bull. Includes storyboards, original drawings, photocopies, props, and promotional materials.

Collection is comprised of four series:

  1. Storyboard and pre-production materials series (19.1)
  2. Major Off series (19.2)
  3. Props series (19.3)
  4. General files series (19.4)

Physical Description

Physical Extent
13 cm of graphic material and textual records
Material Type
Graphic material, Textual record

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