Graduate Student Talk: Jessica Sarah

May 31, 2018
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
MIT Community
Carissa Rodriguez's The Maid is pictured on a reflective surface in a home.

Carissa Rodriguez, The Maid, 2018, video still, SculptureCenter, New York, 2018. 4K video with sound. 12:22 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Karma International, Zurich/Los Angeles

Take a look at the List Center’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Jessica Sarah Rinland of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology to discover more about Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid. 

The talk will focus on Rinland’s multi-layered art work Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another, which culminates in a replica ceramic elephant tusk and a film that chronicles the process of the object coming into being. The work invites reflection upon forms of representation, replicas, and embodiments of materials, disciplines, and institutions. The project was made in collaboration with conservators, scientists, archaeologists, ceramicists, and technicians across various museums including The Harvard Art Museums. This approach allowed for a disruption of perspectives and methods in the field of conservation, creating new ways of thinking for everyone involved.

About the Speaker

Argentine-British artist filmmaker, Jessica Sarah Rinland has exhibited work in galleries, film festivals and universities internationally including New York Film Festival, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Somerset House, and Bloomberg New Contemporaries. She has received grants from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, and elsewhere. Residencies include the MacDowell Colony. She is currently an Associate Artist at Somerset House Studios, a Schnitzer prize awardee at M.I.T., and a Film Studies Center Fellow at Harvard University. You can read more about her in the ACT Student Spotlight here.

About the Series

Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List Center present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests.