Lucie Rachel’s practice is somewhat confessional, working with still and moving image to narrate and navigate recurring themes of domestic relationships, gender and the unspoken. Recent work has observed the complexities of her mother and trans parent’s unusually well documented relationship. Her short film Mother Father (2015) continues to be screened at multiple film festivals, while her accompanying book is part of the Dundee Artists Book Collection in the VRC at Dundee Contemporary Arts. She is currently working on a short documentary with the Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap programme, which will premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016. Lucie graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2015 and is based in Dundee.
Driven by an interest in the representation of family and the domestic in contemporary culture, my practice manipulates a combination of video and photography to explore family relationships and gender issues that are etched deep in the foundations of my practice. My curiosity to understand my mother and trans parent’s relationship led me to the art of archiving their diaries, photographs and online activities, creating responses to the spoken and unspoken narratives within them. Overwhelmingly aware of the voyeuristic nature of these actions, I strive to hold a thoughtful balance between expression and exposure to protect those involved with a poignant yet informed response.