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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Rachel Maclean

Rachel MACLEAN (1987, Scotland) is a multimedia artist who has exhibited internationally. She studied Painting and Drawing at Edinburgh College of Art. Maclean has had major contemporary art commissions and solo presentations in Dublin, London and San Antonio. In 2017, she was asked to represent Scotland at the 57th Venice Biennale with her short film commission Spite Your Face. Maclean often appears as an actress in her own films, playing the figurehead in Make Me Up (2018), which had its European premiere in Rotterdam. In 2024, IFFR has a Focus program dedicated to her work. 


The Phantom Band: Everybody Knows It’s True (2011, short), The Lion and the Unicorn (2012, short), Germs (2013, short), Over the Rainbow (2013, short), The Weepers (2014, short), Please, Sir… (2014, short), Feed Me (2015), Eyes 2 Me (2015, short), It’s What’s Inside That Counts (2016, short), Spite Your Face (2017, short), Make Me Up (2018), I’m Terribly Sorry (2018, VR), Dr Cute (2019, short), Mimi (2021, short), DUCK (2023, short & instal)

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Rachel Maclean at IFFR

  • DUCK

    A deep-fake remake of a classic spy thriller. Whodunnit? Depends how you look at it!

    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop

    An animation about dualities: young and old, cute and grotesque, sweet and violent, up and down.

    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • The Lion and The Unicorn

    The Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom comes to life to re-open an age-old feud.

    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • Hit Me Baby

    A look back at the mid-aughts via one of the stars that defined the era. 

    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • Germs

    Clean home, clean skin, clean body: it all sounds great, just don’t scrub too hard!

    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • Feed Me

    A quest for all things cute turns dark when power, sex, children and fame intermingle.

    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • Dr Cute

    Dr Cute will explain the nature of cuteness, if she can resist succumbing to it.

    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • Over The Rainbow

    A film with all the colours of rainbows and all the pulp of popular culture.

    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • DUCK (installation)

    Experience Rachel Maclean’s newest work, DUCK, in the installation context she is best known for. 

    • Art Directions: Installations
    • Focus: Rachel Maclean
  • I’m Terribly Sorry

    An interactive stroll through an imagined dark future for the urban UK. A post-post-post-Brexit shooter.

    • Art Directions: Immersive Media
    • Focus: Rachel Maclean