Using recent technology, Rachel Maclean constructs fantasy narratives set in computer-generated landscapes that play on thorny issues of identity, social life and politics. Maclean plays each of the characters in her films, prints and photographs, donning outlandish self-made costumes and thick make-up. She superimposes the figures onto colorful backdrops using the green screen techniques of Hollywood filmmaking and draws on existing sources found on the Internet or television. Recent solo exhibitions include I HEART SCOTLAND at Edinburgh Printmakers and Over the Rainbow at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (both 2013). In the same year, Maclean received the Margaret Tait Award supporting experimental and innovative artists working in film and video.
Photo by Craig Gibson