Rachel Maclean: Spite Your Face
24 February – 5 May 2018
Free to all
Glasgow-based artist Rachel Maclean’s powerful and unsettling social critique makes its UK premiere.
Set between two worlds – the materialistic, shallow and celebrity obsessed upper world and the dark and impoverished lower world – a poverty-stricken young boy rises through the ranks to the upper world by constantly lying. This darkly humorous moral tale takes inspiration from our own times of political uncertainty, covering the themes of patriarchal power, capitalist deception, exploitation and the dark side of fame.
Shown as a perpetual 37-minute loop with no definitive beginning or end, the unique setting of the Georgian Gallery at Talbot Rice evokes a sense of the opulent upper world, and the audiences are invited to sit, lie and reflect in the light of the monolithic portrait-format screen.