Rachelle Knowles

Rachelle Viader Knowles’ work often plunders existing cinematic footage to make its point. For Nomads Land at g39 she used three existing films in a three-monitor installation showing slow motion clips from World War II movies. More specifically, it shows the film’s ‘hero’ being endlessly walked towards his death, accompanied only by his executioner. The centre screen shows a repeated clip from Saving Private Ryan where the young soldier merges with his old soldier self. Knowles’ work is concerned with how fiction acts as a last witness to the past, as family connections and memories are lost. She has currently been commissioned to produce work for a solo show at Chapter in 2003.Rachelle originates from Cardiff, but has spent most of her life in Canada where she has established a successful artistic career.

The artist was in the following exhibitions:
Picsel+ 2003