Jessica Sarah Rinland – Dissecting the Exploding Whale

Posted by Fabio 11 October 2013

Jessica Sarah Rinland’s work investigates and unifies opposing themes, drawing equally from her background in fine art and film production. Her films, writings and installations interweave found and original material, highlighting the incongruity of factual accounts, or presenting fiction in documentary form.

In 2011 she encountered a stranded whale on the shores of Pegwell Bay, Kent. Struck by the immensity of the mammal, the spectacle that it created, and the scientists that were performing the visible necropsy, she began to investigate the reasons why they strand. The elusive truth behind the behaviour of these creatures, difficult to discern through theories that often seem as outlandish as folk law, has become the subject of her current body of work.

This exhibition at LIMBO consists of two rooms containing a series of film works, slide projections and sound recordings. The first room investigates the phenomenon of whale strandings and the second, the culture of whaling. The rooms operate in synchrony, aiming to create a filmic sense of time and sequence for the viewer navigating the gallery space.

Jessica Sarah Rinland
Dissecting the Exploding Whale
October 4th – October 27th 2013