GAIL MAHON is an installation artist, an arts and movement practitioner with interests in ancestral, natural and primal movement and contact improvisation research into tacit and sensory knowledge for transdisciplinary education; and co-founder of CAAKE (collaborative art and kinetic environments) with Tara J Murphy. Having a background predominately in sculptural ceramics and clay, has formed works responding to the ‘body as material culture’, where organic activity can move across physiochemical, anthropomorphic or ecological positions. Performance interplays, participatory and collaborative, have become a vital position within the variable dynamics of both her spatial and material practices.
Gail holds a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art and teaches as a visiting lecturer at Ulster University. Her practice extends the notion of material as a physical practice via installation, performance, collaborations, photography and film.