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Rachael holds a BA in Fine Art, PGCE in Post Compulsory Art/Media Education, MA in Contemporary Art Practice, MFA in Photographic Arts, with distinction (supervisor Professor David Chandler).
 
She is currently undertaking an AHRC-UKRI funded arts practice-led PhD with 3D3 at the University of Plymouth (supervisory team Dr. Kayla Parker, Emeritus Professor Liz Wells and Associate Professor Heidi Morstang.
 
Her practice-led research is made through a rigorous investigation and embodied phenomenological exploration of site, using artist residency as methodology. 
 
Moving both above and below the horizon, she explores liminal spaces and places, in between the land and the water/sea/ocean, working with art and science to reveal invisible realms of our visible world. Materials include: experimental film, traditional and digital photographic processes, optical devices (within and beyond the electromagnetic field of vision), microscopic imaging, light, projection, sound, text, water and scientific data. 



Image: High Water Blueprint in water~ways online exhibition, RA, 2021
https://www.artsteps.com/view/60a66904821f40dd0db8bad7

See Instagram/Twitter for work in progress/visual diary of light extracts




Contact: rachael.allain@plymouth.ac.uk
 
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