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Make Me Up!

Multimedia artist Rachel Maclean takes a satirical look at the contradictory pressures faced by women today.

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. Multimedia artist Rachel 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.

Siri wakes to find herself trapped inside a brutalist candy-coloured dreamhouse. Despite the cutesy decor, the place is far from benign, and she and her fellow 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.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Tue 31 Dec 2019 01:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Brian Eno

    Another Green World

  • 00:01

    Brian Eno

    Another Green World

  • 00:08

    Teenage Bad Girl

    The Wave

  • 01:01

    Dame Ethel Smyth

    The March of The Women

    Conductor: Philip Brunelle. Orchestra: Plymouth Festival Orchestra and Chorus.


Role Contributor
Figurehead Rachel Maclean
Siri Christina Gordon
Alexa Colette Dalal Tchantcho
Cortanna Kirsty Strain
Erica Alice Zhang
Sophia Jenny Douglas
Tay Sanaa Zaheed
Dewey Cressentia Masuku
Farrah Moyo Akande
Maria Catriona McFarlane
Ava Kirsty Punton
Harmony Kayleigh Andrews
Tweed man Stewart Preston
Glamorous woman Laura Harvey
Sausage Face Rachel Maclean
Producer John Archer
Producer Angus Farquhar
Writer Rachel Maclean
Director Rachel Maclean
Executive Producer Clara Glynn
Production Company Hopscotch Films
Line Producer Carolynne Sinclair Kidd
Editor Rachel Maclean
Executive Producer Sud Basu
Executive Producer Jenny Waldman
Executive Producer Mark Thomas


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