Still from Rachel MacLean’s film ‘Feed Me’
Thursday 24 May 2018 -
19:00 to 21:00
Benaki Museum

In partnership with State of Concept, we are organising an event – comprised of a screening and a discussion – with multimedia artist Rachel Maclean on the occasion of her solo exhibition entitled New Worlds, which opened at State of Concept on 11 May.

Feed Me: Screening and Discussion

The nightmarish, candy-coloured world created by Maclean in Feed Me takes viewers on a roller-coaster ride through the vices of contemporary culture. In particular, the film explores the commercialisation of childhood, and a corresponding tendency to infantile behaviour in adulthood, bringing to life the ‘little monsters’ created by consumerist desire. The cast of grotesque characters are all played by the artist, with the screenplay voiced by actors. Maclean employs green-screen technology and extensive post-production to produce a cinematic experience which draws on an array of inspiration – from fairy tales and children’s television programmes to advertising and internet memes, reality TV, talent shows, and horror movies. Feed Me was commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Hayward Touring for British Art Show 8.

Following the screening of Feed Me, Maclean will discuss the film and her work with the curator of the exhibition and founder of State of Concept, iLiana Fokianaki.

When Thursday 24 May 2018, 19.00–21.00
Where Benaki Museum
1 Koumbari Street & Vas. Sofias Avenue
106 74 Athens

About Rachel Maclean

Rachel Maclean is a multimedia artist born in 1987 in Edinburgh. She lives and works in Glasgow. Using film and photography, she creates outlandish characters and fantasy worlds which she uses to delve into politics, society and identity. Wearing colourful costumes and make-up, Maclean takes on every role in her films herself. She uses computer technology to generate her locations, and borrows audio from television and cinema to construct narratives with a comedic touch.

Working predominantly with the moving image, Maclean has had significant recent success, with her representing Scotland at the 57th Venice Biennale and with major exhibitions at HOME, Manchester and Tate Britain in 2016. After graduating from the Edinburgh College of Art, her work came to public attention in New Contemporaries 2009. She went on to win the Margaret Tait Award in 2013, was twice shortlisted for the Jarman Award and achieved widespread critical acclaim for Feed Me (2015) at the British Art Show 8.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Wot u :-) about?, HOME, Manchester (2016); Ok, You’ve Had Your Fun, Casino Luxembourg (2015); Please, Sir..., Rowing, London, (2014); The Weepers, Comar, Tobermory, Mull, (2015); Happy & Glorious, CCA, Glasgow (part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland), (2014); I Heart Scotland, The Edinburgh Printmakers, (2014); Invites, Zabludowicz Collection, London, (2014); Quick Child, Run!, Trade Gallery, Nottingham, (2014); Over The Rainbow, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2013) and Lolcats, Generator Projects, Dundee (2012).

In 2013, Maclean received the Margaret Tait Award, which was established by the Glasgow Film Theatre to support experimental and innovative artists working with film and the moving image. Recent group exhibitions include As real as walking down the street and going to the grocery store at Rowing, London; New Ideas for the City at the State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St Petersburg; and Costume: Written Clothing, Tramway, Glasgow (all 2013).

Maclean’s exhibition New Worlds will run at State of Concept until 14 July 2018.


For further information, please contact Maria Papaioannou:

Telephone 210 3692 336