Rosalind McLachlan

  • Baetylus (Catch a Falling Star), 2015 Purchased on eBay by the artist in 2013, a fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite begins the next stage of its 4.5 billion year journey from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter into the hands of man, reemerging on eBay as a thing transformed. Shown alongside an SD single screen video work.

Rosalind McLachlan is an artist whose diverse practice includes sculpture, installation, video, sound and writing.

In 2001 she studied archaeology at University College London. At the same time she attended art classes at The Slade School of Fine Art.

It was after taking part in a Mayan ceremony while conducting archaeological fieldwork in Belize in Central America that McLachlan decided to become an artist. She felt that art was subjective, irrational and mysterious: an empirical system to explore, discover and unveil alternate ways of understanding the world and human experience.

Just sideways of science and neighbouring the esoteric, her work investigates the ways that narratives have shaped our understanding of the world.

Her work often engages reflexively and directly with the role of the viewer. She does not apply systems of judgment to the work, refraining from ever categorising the experience as ‘fact’ or ‘fiction’, ‘true’ or ‘false’.

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