Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another (2019), film still.
Former Somerset House Studios resident

Jessica Sarah Rinland

Associate Artist

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Argentine-British artist filmmaker, Jessica Sarah Rinland’s work culminates mainly in moving image work as well as in installation, photography, sculpture and books. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Somerset House (2016) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2011). She has won awards including Special Mention at Locarno Film Festival for her first Feature Film (2019), Primer Premio at Bienale de Imagen en Movimiento (2018), Arts + Science Award at Ann Arbor Film Fetisval (2014), ICA’s Best Experimental Film at LSFF (2013), and M.I.T’s Schnitzer prize for excellence in the arts (2017). In 2017/8 she was a Film Studies Center Fellow at Harvard University and is currently an Associate Artist at Somerset House Studios.

Black Pond (2018), film still

Rinland’s most recent multi-layered art work Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another culminates in a replica ceramic elephant tusk (stored at the Natural History Museum, London), a book, and a film. Meditating upon the endless tactility of museological and ecological conservation, the project invites reflection upon forms of representation, replicas, and embodiments of various materials, disciplines, and institutions.

“A gripping, mesmerising restoration drama which uses a series of close-ups of hands to tell a powerful story about how natural resources are preserved and transformed”

Laura Davis, Sight & Sound

“One of the year’s most aesthetically intoxicating and subtly thought-provoking new films”

Jordan Cronk, Film Comment

“The film ensnares viewers in the unspoken fetishistic pleasures of collecting, archiving, and displaying”

Darren Hughes, Cinema Scope
Ý Berá – Bright Waters (2016), b-roll still

Other works include Black Pond (2018), We Account the Whale Immortal (2016), Ý BeráBright Waters (2016), Expression of the Sightless (2016), The Blind Labourer (2016), Adeline For Leaves (2014), Not As Old As The Trees (2014), A Boiled Skeleton (2012),  Description of a Struggle (2012), Electric Oil (2012), Nulepsy (2010) The Big Fish Theory (2009), Darse Cuenta (2008), Bosque (2007).