Candy coated and colourfully confected, Rachel Maclean’s films skewer the habits and preoccupations of contemporary society. Feed Me is her most ambitious and audacious project to date – a checklist of human cravings and failings that doubles as a hypermodern status update on the Seven Deadly Sins, with its swipes at the commercialisation (and sexualisation) of childhood and an equivalent infantilisation of adult behaviour. Featuring a rogue’s gallery of memorable characters (all performed with extraordinary élan by Maclean herself), Feed Me is a starburst shock to the taste buds that leaves you wanting more.
Text: Steven Bode
Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and British Art Show 8 with support from Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.