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Gail's research for her MA has been based on the archaeological records and artefacts from the excavations of the burial vaults at Christ Church, Spitalfields, which were in use from 1729 to 1852.  Examination of the archaeological context codes led her to use the hidden knowledge embedded in the codes used to record the lives and deaths of the interred to direct her practice and debate the importance of codes, both physical and moral, in everyday life.

The, sometimes partial, human remains were proof of the existence of the interred but it was the details in the Parish Records and Censuses that gave ‘life’ to these forgotten people. Gail has embarked on a series of works examining the way in which records, memories and artefacts can be used to continue a person’s existence after their death.

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