Previously at the ICA - Films
13 Jan 2016
16:00 - 18:30 Rinland Work in Progress, Looped - Cinema 2
18:00 Rinland Looped Slide Slow (35mm) - Cafe Bar
20:30 Rinland Retrospective - Cinema 1
Gareth Evans on Jessica Sarah Rinland:
"There are few artist film-makers currently working whose body of work is as quietly ambitious, committed and beautifully realised as that of Jessica Sarah Rinland. Her multi-award winning 16mm short films have established a singular style, informed by extensive research, precise but lyrically associative editing and a refreshing sense of gender, giving emphasis to subtly sensitive portraits of friendship, mutual obsession, female intellectual enquiry and profound empathy with the natural world. She has proved particularly adept at productively complicating the interior lives of driven individuals in her films, balancing fiction with documentary, and narrative with a medium-reflexive inquiry.
The major priority of her artistic activity in various media over recent years has been the whale - its life-cycle and the challenges to its ecology, as well as the historical, environmental and cultural contexts in which it is viewed. Hers is important and timely work, made of attention, prescience and grace."
Gareth Evans is a writer, presenter, producer and curator. He is Adjunct Film Curator at Whitechapel Gallery.
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