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Jessica Sarah Rinland

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

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2017-18, 2018-19

Argentine-British artist and filmmaker, Jessica Sarah Rinland has exhibited work in galleries, cinemas, film festivals and universities internationally including New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Bloomberg New Contemporaries. She has received grants from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Elephant Trust and elsewhere. Residencies include the MacDowell Colony, Kingston University, Locarno Academy and Berlinale Talents. In 2016 she exhibited in collaboration with author Philip Hoare a multi-screen, randomized installation We Account The Whale Immortal at Somerset House, London. She is currently an Associate Artist at Somerset House Studios, a 2017 Schnitzer prize awardee at M.I.T., and a Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard University.

During her fellowship, Rinland is exploring connections between ecological and museological conservation, specifically how artefacts that contain organic materials are obtained, restored and exhibited.

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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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