[October 17 2018]
RACHEL MACLEAN‘s solo show at Zabludowicz Collection features suggestive installations created to catapult the public into MACLEAN’s sinister fairy world. Combining comedy and horror, the artist reflects on different aspects of our society like social media and post-truth era with the work Spite your face (2017), chosen to represent Scotland at the 57th Venice Biennale. I’m Terribly Sorry – Zabludowicz‘ commission and first virtual reality experience for the artist – debates nowadays social costumes with humour and critical analysis, engaging the public actively through an individual performance with the piece. Carrying on through the exhibition, an exclusive gallery cut of MACLEAN’s last brilliant feature movie Make Me Up is shown in a dreamy and silky room. This dystopian fable inspects the patriarchal gaze and abuse of power mixing humour, violence, horror, and pop culture, absorbing the visitor completely.
On view until December 16th, 2018 at Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Rd, Belsize Park, London.
Text and photo Bianca De Ritis