We are pleased to welcome artist Rachel Maclean for a post-screening Q&A chaired by Sarah Perks (Cornerhouse Artistic Director: Visual Art & Film).
This special event will profile work by the 10 artists shortlisted for the 2013 Film London Jarman Award: Ed Atkins, Beatrice Gibson, Emma Hart, Rachel Maclean, Uriel Orlow, Charlotte Prodger, Hannah Sawtell, Grace Schwindt, John Smith and Jessica Warboys.
The programme brings together single screen works by each of the shortlisted artists, celebrating a rich and eclectic array of work. Rachel’s work slips inside and outside of history and into imagined futures, creating hyper-glowing, artificially saturated visions that are both nauseatingly positive and cheerfully grotesque. She largely works in green-screen composite video and digital print, often installing this alongside props, costumes and related sculpture. Rachel is the only actor or model in her work and invents characters that mime to appropriated audio and toy with age and gender. These clones embody unstable identities: conversing, interacting and shifting between cartoonish archetypes, ghostly apparitions and hollow inhuman playthings.