During his residency with ICAN Roderick Sauls used the route of the old railway line from Derry to Donegal to discuss the ‘border’, which divides Ireland and the communities residing either side.
The participants engaged in a range of photographic, film and multi-media activities that “mapped”, their experience of living in a border area, within a wider International context. The project set-out to encourage communication skills, new learning, and promote community development.
Rod Sauls is a visual artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Roderick Sauls was born and grew up in District Six, Cape Town. Since the beginning of South Africa’s democracy he began his studies in Fine Art at the University of South Africa, and then transferred to University of Cape Town, completing his degree in 2000. In 2004 he received an MFA from UCT.
He has worked closely with the District Six Museum since its official opening in 1994. In 2006 he was selected as a Ford Foundation Fellow to continue his studies entitled Creativity in Spaces of Learning at the Anthropology and Sociology Dept, University of the Western Cape.