Jessica Bardsley

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yonder (2014)

Southern Land (2014)

A Past of Plank and Nail (2013)

The Blazing World (2013)

Lie Back and Enjoy It (2012)

Anne (2012)

Ryerson and Burnham (2012)

The Art of Catching (2011)

Land of Mourning Calm (2010)

The Commoners (2009)

Oceanography (2008)

Land of Mourning Calm




4:3, color, sound, hi8, 13 min, 2010


Land of Mourning Calm is an epistolary video essay that charts a long distance correspondence between two women—one American, the other South Korean. Personal memory becomes a mode of exploring female intimacy, self-discovery, and issues of cross-cultural translation, as landscape is transformed into a mood that shifts fluidly over time.