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.
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.