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Make Me Up

Rachel Maclean

Make Me Up, by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, takes a satirical look at the contradictory pressures faced by women today. It examines how television and social media can help us explore identity, at the same time encouraging women to conform to strict beauty ideals.

“Maclean has created a world that is both seductive and dangerous.”

Siri wakes to find herself trapped inside a brutalist candy-coloured dreamhouse. Despite the cutesy décor, the place is far from benign, and she and her inmates are encouraged to compete for survival. Forced to go head-to-head in a series of demeaning tasks, Siri and Alexa start subverting the rules, soon revealing the sinister truth that underpins their world. In Make Me Up, Maclean has created a world that is both seductive and dangerous; a place where surveillance, violence and submission are a normalised part of daily life.

Please note: this event takes place on a different date as that previously advertised in our printed Cinema Guide.