Rachel Maclean

18 – 26 May 2013

Exhibitions New Work Scotland Programme

Rachel Maclean produces highly detailed, fantastical films that propose a hyper-glowing, artificially saturated vision of the future. Her film's aesthetics are influenced by a rich array of sources including: Poundland, Youtube, Manga, Hieronymus Bosch, High Renaissance painting and HMV style green screen and channel changing cuts.

For New Work Scotland Programme Rachel created a new film work called Over the Rainbow. In this work Rachel developed a narrative of synthetic spaces in which the enthusiastic YouTube sensation 'Double Rainbow Guy' sits next to an adaptation of The Black Eyed Peas' Dirty Bit and extracts of Marnau's Faust. All of these sources are appropriated into Rachel's investigation of our perceptions of mass media, political shock tactics and myth.

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Read the New Work Scotland 2013 publication here

New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new practitioners working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2013 participants were Frances Stacey, Calvin Laing, James Bell, Conor Kelly, Shona Macnaughton, Tom Varley and Rachel Maclean.

This is an archived programme entry.

2 Elisa Giardina Papa U Scantu A Disorderly Tale 2022 Video and ceramic installation Still frame from video Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Tanja Wagner

Exhibition launch | "U Scantu": A Disorderly Tale


29 Feb 2024

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Elisa Giardina Papa
"U Scantu": A Disorderly Tale


1 Mar 2024 — 19 May 2024