Litmustone InVit(r)o continues new works in an ongoing series of photographic and latex skinworks under the collection title Controchasm – a liminal space to consider alternative ways of being- in this instance within the city and the hybridity of the body in public spaces. This series began during a residency with Art Arcadia at Derry’s St. Augustine’s Old School House last year. Litmustone InVit(o) takes anchors from Vito Acconci’s 2001 work ‘We Can Walk on Water Here’, where exchanges between location and position, human and non-human, process and materiality become less fixed to become a substrate to cultural contagions and physical prothesis. 

Gail Mahon is an artist-researcher, her studio is located on the periphery to Derry City, Northern Ireland. Developing a spatial practice through time-based activities, photography and performance works emanated from material processes and observed ecological relationships between clay, environment and the states changes into the permeance of ceramic as lineage of human record. 

Mahon has exhibited nationally and internationally- Ireland, Italy, U.K and China, also gaining her master’s degree at the Royal College of Art, London (2015). She also works collaboratively and leads the interdisciplinary research group CAAKE (collaborative arts and kinetic environments)- to develop events and participatory projects. Currently Artist-in-Residence from November to February 2020 with Art Arcadia’s at St. Augustine’s Old school House, Derry-Londonderry. Recent shows include, In Search of the Vernacular, Thameside Studio Gallery, London (2019), Dissolving Histories: New Narratives, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; Residue, Galway Arts Centre (2017). Artist residencies with Art Arcadia and Ulster University, Pietrafittia, Italy (2016) and St. Augustine’s Old School House, Derry-Londonderry (2018).

Exhibition launch is on 17th January 6-8pm.