Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion

As part of the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2019, the solo exhibition by Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion takes place at the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden.

23. August 2019 to 03. November 2019

Opening / Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, 6 pm

Rachel Maclean’s first solo exhibition in Germany comments on the political and social situation in the United Kingdom, reflecting on the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union later this year.

In her cinematic and photographic installations, multi-media artist Rachel Maclean translates contemporary issues from politics and society into satirically exaggerated, colorful illusory worlds. Green screen, computer animations, digital post-processing and collage-like use of audio material from pop culture are the decisive means of her playful engagement with current challenges.

The Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden is showing three works by Rachel Maclean in which the clash of different realities and the resulting disunion are told allegorically.

The Lion and The Unicorn (2012) is a short film inspired by the heraldic symbols found on the Royal Coat of Arms of The United Kingdom, the lion (representing England) and the unicorn (representing Scotland). The piece uses representations of both alliance and opposition to explore national identity within the context of the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence and with a focus on the present, can be assigned to the Brexit decisions of the different parts of the United Kingdom.

The video installation Please, Sir... (2014) is a darkly comic adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper, exploring themes of greed, class and dependence within a cultural rhetoric of austerity and aspiration. She mimes to found audio plundered from a myriad of sources, including Britain’s Got Talent, Jeremy Kyle and The Apprentice. As in many other of her works, Rachel Maclean is the only actor in front of the green screen.

With her virtual reality installation I‘m Terribly Sorry (2018), Maclean places the players in a post-Brexit dystopia, which offers the opportunity to take photos of passersby’s and landmarks with a mobile phone. She reflects social discomfort and misunderstandings in a culture of insatiable self-expression, documentation and voyeurism.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Talk: Creativity in chains. The dictatorship of the financiers, public supporters, studios and the crowd.

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Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future?

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future? Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: New Stories: The future of storytelling in all media fields

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Talk: We all learn from each other!

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Talk: We all learn from each other! Frankfurt Book Fair

Think Tank: Hard facts about interdisciplinary collaborations

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Friday, October 18, 2019

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Talk: I am an actress. I am an actor. I am known, creative and cool! Between cliche and reality.

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The Wall of Mexico

4:00 PM The Wall of Mexico Cinema

Sunday, October 20, 2019

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Blind Spot

8:30 PM Blind Spot Cinema

Friday, November 8, 2019

Metropolis with live music by Trioglyzerin

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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