Eyes 2 Me, 2015, 3-minute digital video
‘Eyes To Me’ is a 3-minute short, which follows a doll-like protagonist named Sophie who moves through an enchanted garden inhabited by a race of cuddly Cyclopes known as the Eeblebops. As the video shifts between different formats (a children’s television programme, a fashion shoot and a probing interview), Sophie is surveyed, coerced and reprimanded by an omnipresent male voiceover, whose treatment of her moves from a tone of benign paternal care to one of cold, militant disapproval.
Shot entirely using green-screen, Maclean is the only figure in the work, miming to recorded audio and warping her features to create uncanny, cartoonish characters that exist within an oversaturated digital world.
Commissioned by Film London for Channel 4 Random Acts