Rayner utilizes labour-intensive, hand-drawn stop-motion animations, utilising the methodology of animating to construct fictional narratives to approximate a sense of reality. The works move tonally towards soft-core science fiction, in pursuit of a state of weirdness: a disconnection of understanding coupled with stabilizing scenarios, the artist attempts to visually preview scenarios in order to do the future self a ‘solid’ by predicting obstacles and self-fulfilling cycles. The work looks through an un-reality to something that is close to an anxiousness about the future.
About the artist:
Collette Rayner is an artist, writer and coordinator, who has worked at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague since 2021. Working between Scotland and the Netherlands and Scotland she works with film, experimental animation, artists' publications and drawing. Over the last five years, her work has investigated critical relationships to phenomena, re-enactment and the sharing of niche knowledge. Collette studied at The Glasgow School of Art and The Piet Zwart institute. She continues to share her work nationally and internationally.