Rhona Foster's alice_alice airs as part of the first commissions for Now & Next

Part of Now & Next

Rhona Foster, alice_alice , 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and LUX. Photography: David Liddell.

We are delighted to announce that alice_​alice, part of the Now & Next short film commissions, will air on Thursday 23 May at 11pm as part of BBC Scotland’s Loop programme.

alice_​_​alice playfully explores feelings of envy and inadequacy as triggered through social media. The film seeks to satirise the fictionality of other people’s lives as they are presented through social-media-perfect photographs and videos.

Rhona Foster grew up in Edinburgh before moving to London for art school. She completed her BA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2017. Since graduating, her practice has become increasingly centred around filmmaking and writing. She is interested in creating fictional characters and developing narratives which she can use to explore political and societal topics. Moving to different places around the UK has led to an interest in how different geographic, economic and educational circumstances affect people’s political views and identities.

Part of Now & Next

Now & Next was a talent development scheme in partnership with Creative Scotland and BBC Scotland that ran from 2019 to 2022.

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