Over The Rainbow

HD Video - 2013 - 42:00 min Commissioned by The Banff Centre, Canada, as part of a 6-month Scottish Arts Council Residency Inspired by the Technicolor utopias of children’s television, Over The Rainbow invites the viewer into a shape-shifting world inhabited by cuddly monsters, faceless clones and gruesome pop divas. Shot entirely using green-screen the film presents a synthetic environment, part toy model, part computer generated landscape, which explores a dark, comedic parody of the Faustian tale, video game and horror movie genres. Rachel Maclean (b. 1987, Edinburgh) lives and works in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include: Wot u :-) about?, HOME, Manchester, We Want Data (2016), Artpace, Texas, British Art Show 8 (2015), Ok, You’ve Had Your Fun, Casino Luxembourg (2015), Please, Sir…, Rowing, London, (2014); The Weepers, Comar, Mull, (2014); Happy & Glorious, CCA, Glasgow, (2014). Recent screenings include: Feed Me at Athens and Luxembourg Film Festival (2016); Moving Pictures, British Council and Film London, (2015-16); Lolcats, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands, (2014). Maclean won Glasgow Film Festivals Margaret Tait Award in 2013 and is nominated for the Film London Jarman, 2016. She has an upcoming solo show at Tate Britain for Art Now and will be representing Scotland at the 2017 Venice.