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Rachael Clerke

Rachael Clerke is an Edinburgh-born Bristol-based maker working both collaboratively and independently to create performance, websites, drawings, writing and film. She tries to make work that is political and funny at the same time, and wants to make people swear, in a good way.

She graduated from Dartington College of Arts/Falmouth University in 2012 with a first class degree in Theatre and Textual Practices.

Her work has been described as “humorous, fearless, political and challenging”. She also once received a ‘review’ that read simply – “Performance Art? Either learn to paint or sculpt or fuck off”.

Rachael is one seventeenth of Interval, an artist-led collective and studio space in Bristol, and is a member of the SOLO Contemporary Performance Forum. She is also one half of Clerke and Joy, an ongoing collaboration with Josephine Joy. Soon they will go to India for three months to make a new show.

Rachael recently performed her Ideastap Underbelly Award winning performance lecture How to achieve redemption as a Scot through the medium of Braveheart for 24 days in a row at the Edinburgh fringe and is somehow still alive, probably mainly due to the tireless support of producer-extraordinaire Abby Butcher.

Generally people seemed to quite like it.