Jessica Sarah Rinland
2014, 13′ 24″, 16mm digital transfer/archive
27 January – 3 February 2016
Adeline For Leaves explores nature, science and mythology through the eyes of an eleven-year-old botanical prodigy and her recently deceased, elderly mentor.
“A blue flower symbolises a metaphysical striving for the infinite and unreachable.”
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 and documentary, and narrative with a medium-reflexive enquiry.”
Courtesy Gareth Evans.
Jessica Sarah Rinland’s work has been exhibited in galleries, cinemas, film festivals and universities internationally. Nulepsy screened at Bloomberg New Contemporaries, New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, among others, and was broadcast by Canal+. In 2013 she won ICA’s Best Experimental Film for Electric Oil and had a solo exhibition Dissecting The Exploding Whales at Limbo Arts. In 2014 she was artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony and Kingston University, and her film Adeline For Leaves won the Arts + Science award at Ann Arbor Film Festival, also screening at Oberhausen, Edinburgh, Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, among others.
As well as screening a retrospective of Rinland’s work at the London Short Film Festival 2016, the Festival, in conjunction with Arts Council England, commissioned her to make a film in response to pioneering documentary filmmaker Mary Field (1896 – 1968).
In collaboration with author, Philip Hoare and academic Dr. Edward Sugden, she is currently in production for We Account The Whale Immortal, an ever-changing film which explores three mythic Thames whales – to be exhibited at Somerset House from July to October 2016.
Jessica’s website is here.
2016 – Ý Berá – Bright Waters
2016 – Expression of the Sightless
2014 – Adeline For Leaves
2014 – Not As Old As The Trees
2012 – Description of a Struggle
2012 – Electric Oil
2010 – Nulepsy
2009 – Nulepsy Attack
2009 – Run Bird, Run
2009 – The Big Fish Theory
2008 – Darse Cuenta
2008 – Fog
2008 – The Laughing Man
2008 – A Great Day to Loose Him to Adeline
2008 – To Rock and To Cease
2007 – Bosque
Adeline for Leaves Credits
Director: Jessica Sarah Rinland
Producer: Jessica Sarah Rinland, Alex Thiele and Deanne Cunningham
Editor: Jessica Sarah Rinland
Screenwriter: Jessica Sarah Rinland
Director of Photography: Mattias Nyberg
Sound: Tim Harrison
Music: Styx Tyger
Principal Cast: Jenny Hollingworth, Annabel Davis and Richard Burleigh