Rachel Mayeri is a Los Angeles-based artist working at the intersection of science and art. Her videos, installations, and writing projects explore topics ranging from the history of special effects to the human animal.

What is your interest at the intersection of sciences and film?

My work mines the “cultural unconscious” of science — the imaginative, playful, spectacular, and bizarre — as well as the political: those aspects which are repressed when we consider science as objective, dispassionate, and without bias.

The language of video enables me to decode scientific evidence — its diagrams, illustrations, data, specimen, and instruments — and recode its stories as art.

In this postmodern playpen, I combine documentary fact with fiction, politics with biology, narrative with critical analysis. Experimental film and video art provide a medium and a pretext for my so-called research.


Claremont, California, United States

Selected Works