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Scottish artist Rachel Maclean on Trump, Venice and Pinocchio

Politics had a big impact on the young Scottish artist Rachel Maclean in the run-up to her Venice Biennale exhibition. Her original idea, a response to the UK’s Brexit referendum, was overtaken by the shock result of the US presidential election. “I was interested in how lies played into the Donald Trump campaign… and the power of a narrative over a truth,” she says in this behind-the-scenes introduction to the new video installation Spite Your Face, which approaches post-truth politics through the adventures of Pinocchio. Maclean’s work will be screening in the deconsecrated church of Santa Caterina in the Cannaregio district from 13 May until 26 November.

• For more on this story, see Rachel Maclean uses Pinocchio to reflect on post-truth politics in Venice

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