Rachel Maclean’s film Feed Me centres on the idea fed to us by modern life that happiness comes when we follow our desires. Rachel’s work is a wicked, waspish skit on a world where greed is good and self-interest reigns. Using colourful computer-generated effects as well as make-up, costume and prosthetics, she appears as multiple characters, including the pre-teen social media fanatic and the silver-fox media entrepreneur. Her work lambasts the commercialisation of childhood, and in turn the infantilisation of adulthood.
Rachel graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and works mainly with green-screen digital video. Her 2015 exhibitions include ‘British Art Show 8’, Leeds and ‘OK, You’ve Had Your Fun’, Casino Luxembourg. Rachel also has an upcoming solo show at HOME, Manchester in late 2016.
Commissioned by FVU and Hayward Touring for British Art Show 8. Supported by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.
‘Feed Me’ will be shown at a special one – off screening event on Wednesday, June 22 from 7pm at Jordan’s Nightclub.
‘Over the Rainbow’
Inspired by the Technicolor utopias of children’s television, Over The Rainbow invites the viewer into a shape-shifting world inhabited by cuddly monsters, faceless clones and gruesome pop divas. Shot entirely using green-screen the film presents a synthetic environment, part toy model, part computer generated landscape, which explores a dark, comedic parody of the Faustian tale, video game and horror movie genres.
Commissioned by The Banff Centre, Canada, as part of a 6-month Scottish Arts Council Residency
2013. 42-minute digital video
‘Over the Rainbow’ will be screened on a continuous loop inside Cupar County Buildings for the duration of the festival
Cupar, KY15 5HX
St Catherine Street,
Cupar, KY15 4TA
Open: Saturdays 10am – 6pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm; Weekdays 10am – 7pm.