Somerset House Studios resident

Jessica Sarah Rinland

Associate Artist

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

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 MacDowell Colony, Kingston University, Locarno Academy and Berlinale Talents.

From July - October 2016 Jessica's most recent multi-screen, randomized installation We Account The Whale Immortal is exhibited at Somerset House.

YBera.BrightWaters, Jessica Sarah Rinland
YBera.BrightWaters, Jessica Sarah Rinland
We Account The Whale Immortal — Installation at Somerset House East Wing, 1 July - 2 October 2016
The Blind Labourer, Jessica Sarah Rinland
The Blind Labourer, Jessica Sarah Rinland

A body of short films that blur reality, often filming fiction as documentary and teasing her audiences. Blending myth and rumour with occasional fact, her experimental documentaries all feel very plausible, yet we’re constantly kept guessing.

Dylan Cave, BFI

Whilst an Associate Artist, Jessica is working on Black Pond, a film exploring the history of the landscape of an area in Surrey of the same name, a former WW2 military training site surrounded by woodland. Jessica will be sharing insight into her making process at the Studios with a series of public sharings at key points in the film’s development throughout 2017.
 

Expression Of The Sightless, Jessica Sarah Rinland
Expression Of The Sightless, Jessica Sarah Rinland