Ms Gail Pearce

Gail Pearce

Ms Gail Pearce

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 1784 414334

Personal profile

Gail Pearce teaches the Creative Digital Arts (CDA) course, on the Media Arts degree, encouraging students to create work that could be seen in an art gallery or on the web as well as at a cinema or on television..

Gail Pearce works as an artist in a variety of media. 

Her short film Table Tennis Tales is an animated documentary about a group of older Jewish table tennis players.

Her recent research centres on her interactive installation Going with the Flow for the Cultural Olympiad and the Watermans International Digital Festival this summer, linking to Egham being the centre for rowing at the 2012 Olympic Games. Using rowing boats, sound and projections the public is able to have the sensation of rowing up the Thames and of being able to see under the water. The soundtrack is women rowers talking about their experiences.

Her short film Credit Crunch was shown at the London International Documentary Festival and in a limousine at Art Expo, providing a discussion point about whether it was art or documentary. It was also shown at Visible Evidence in Istanbul in 2010.

Other projects include the publication Truth, Dare or Promise, revisiting art and documentary, from a conference in 2012, now published by Cambridge Scholars Press, co-edited with Jill Daniels and Cahal McLaughlin,(2013) as well as Truth or Dare; conversations on art and documentary with Cahal McLaughlin, published by Intellect (2007)  

Gail Pearce co-edited with Tony Dowmunt the Journal of Media Practice 9.3 which was designed to be published to coincide with the AVPhD show at P3, the University of Westminster, and which included articles by the artists who exhibited as well as overviews of the audiovisual PhD by practice process for students, supervisers and examiners.

Having trained as a sculptor and then worked with film and animation Gail went on to work with digital technology. Her interactive drama Triple Vision was broadcast by Videotron's Interactive channel (then Cable & Wireless). She also has made digital and interactive installations, (Mirror, Mirror, Millennium Fever, Cooking the Books) and screensavers.

The website shows the full range of her work.

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