Lucie Rachel is a lens-based artist working with still and moving image to explore themes of domesticity, gender and sexuality. Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2015 as one of the RSA New Contemporaries, she has directed award winning short films with the Scottish Documentary Institute, Glasgow Film and Channel 4 Random Acts. Her work has screened internationally at over 50 festivals including Edinburgh International Film Festival, MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, Iris Prize, and #fivefilms4freedom selected by BFI and British Council. Alongside her filmmaking work, she supports the artistic programme team at Lighthouse in Brighton and is film curator on the Queer the Pier project at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Lucie’s current work continues to focus on intimate subject matter through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, moving between artist film and documentary genres.
Driven by an interest in the representation of family and the domestic in contemporary culture, my practice manipulates different modes of documentation to explore notions of unconventionality, intimacy, gender. Etched in my foundations lies a fascination with the trace: whether film, photography, archiving or mark making, the subject always informs the format.