Rachael Docherty is a UK-based artist of Latvian heritage via her great-grandmother. She uses the act of translation as a way of confronting the complexities of collective memory, focusing on the erosion of fact into fiction. Her creative outputs are performative in nature, with elements of live sculptural interaction.
The play Whatever Fire Maple uses plaster, wood, a Soviet-era phone and two actors – questioning personal identity, family histories and the passage of information from one generation to the next.
Docherty lives and works between London and Glasgow.