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Rachel Maclean, Let it go!, 2015 ; Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, 2011. Vue de l'exposition Ok, You've Had Your Fun au Casino Luxembourg, 2015. Photo : Andres Lejona.

Rachel Maclean, Please Sir, vidéo sur écran divisé, 2014. Vue de l'exposition Ok, You've Had Your Fun au Casino Luxembourg, 2015. Photo : Andres Lejona.

Rachel Maclean, Over the Rainbow, vidéo digitale, 2013. Une commande de The Banff Centre, Canada et The Collective Gallery, Edinbourg. Subventionné par Creative Scotland. Vue de l'exposition Ok, You've Had Your Fun au Casino Luxembourg, 2015. Photo : Andres Lejona.

26.9.2015 — 3.1.2016

Ok, You've Had Your Fun

artist(s): Rachel Maclean
curator(s): Kevin Muhlen

Rachel Maclean'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.

In recent videos such as Over The Rainbow and LolCats she creates synthetic spaces in which Katy Perry discuses teeth whitening with an aristocratic cat, a decapitated diva dances to hip-pop and a pastel coloured dog sings for The Queen.

Rachel Maclean is the only actor or model in her work and invents a variety of 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.

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Rachel Maclean (*1987) lives and works in Glasgow. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 she has exhibited across the UK and internationally - including, in 2012, a solo presentation LOLCATS, Generator Projects, Dundee. In 2010 she received the World Class Visual Effects for Artists Project Grant through the Visual Effects Research Lab, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee and in 2011 went on a 6 month residency supported by Creative Scotland to the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Rachel Maclean recently premiered Over The Rainbow, a 40-minute video piece as part of Collective Gallery's New Work Scotland.

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Rachel Maclean, Let it go!, 2015 ; Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, 2011. Vue de l'exposition Ok, You've Had Your Fun au Casino Luxembourg, 2015. Photo : Andres Lejona.

Rachel Maclean, Please Sir, vidéo sur écran divisé, 2014. Vue de l'exposition Ok, You've Had Your Fun au Casino Luxembourg, 2015. Photo : Andres Lejona.

Rachel Maclean, Over the Rainbow, vidéo digitale, 2013. Une commande de The Banff Centre, Canada et The Collective Gallery, Edinbourg. Subventionné par Creative Scotland. Vue de l'exposition Ok, You've Had Your Fun au Casino Luxembourg, 2015. Photo : Andres Lejona.

Rachel Maclean, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, 2011. Vue de l'exposition Ok, You've Had Your Fun au Casino Luxembourg, 2015. Photo : Andres Lejona.

Rachel Maclean, Please Sir, vidéo sur écran divisé, 2014.

Rachel Maclean, Over the Rainbow, vidéo digitale, 2013. Une commande de The Banff Centre, Canada et The Collective Gallery, Edinbourg. Subventionné par Creative Scotland.