Project Description

Jessica Sarah Rinland

Portrait of filmmaker Jessica Sarah Rinland

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2017-18, 2018-19, 2021-22, 2022-23

Argentine-British artist and filmmaker, Jessica Sarah Rinland has exhibited work internationally. She has won awards including Special Mention at Locarno Film Festival, and Best Film at DocumentaMadrid (Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another, 2019), Primer Premio at Bienale de Imagen en Movimiento (Black Pond, 2018), Arts + Science Award at Ann Arbor Film Festival (2014), ICA’s Best Experimental Film at LSFF (2013), and M.I.T’s Schnitzer prize for excellence in the arts (2017). Residencies include the Film Study Center at Harvard University, Somerset House Studios, Flaherty Seminar Fellow, MacDowell, and Ikusmira Berriak.

During her fellowship, Rinland will be working on Monólogo Colectivo, a project which explores notions of care and captivity within the former Zoológico de Buenos Aires.

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Film Still from Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another

Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another

Jessica Sarah Rinland, 67 min. (2019)

With an elephant’s ivory tusk as the protagonist, Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another meditates upon the endless tactility of museological and ecological conservation, inviting reflection upon forms of representation, replicas, and embodiments of various materials, disciplines, and institutions.

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