Acme Studios — Gail Pickering

Supporting Artists since 1972

Gail Pickering

Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme

Gail Pickering is a British artist primarily working with time-based media, including moving image, performance and text. A key element of her work is the use of historical material, not just in its literal appropriation but in its appearance as staged through voice, mimicry, interruption and through the various accomplices and protagonists with whom she has worked in her videos and performances. The tension between the moving image and live presence offers an instability that recurs throughout her work in a desire to position it and us within a temporal and spatial present.

Gail’s work has been shown widely, including recent solo exhibitions at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2014-15); and Centre d'art Contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Paris (2014). Her work was included in the 58th London Film Festival at the BFI (2014); Assembly: A Survey of British Artists Film and Video, Tate Britain (2014); X Baltic Triennial, CAC, Vilnius (2009); Event Horizon, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2009); Volatile Dispersal, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009); Here We Dance, Tate Modern, London (2008); Neither Either Nor Or, Kunstverein Stuttgart (2008); Nought to Sixty, ICA (2008). Her ICA-commissioned film Karaoke was also broadcast on Channel 4 as part of Random Acts.

Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme
Based on the model of the Fire Station programme, the Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme was designed in response to the lack of affordable space in London for artists to work and live in. The project was developed in partnership with Solon Co-operative Housing Services and the Boss Group and received funding from the Housing Corporation and Stratford Development Partnership.