“My work’s always had a lot to do with language and the landscape of the mind,” says artist Jessica Rankin, referencing her intricately embroidered pieces. Filmed in 2008 in a Berlin studio adjoining that of her partner, artist Julie Mehretu, Rankin discusses how learning a foreign language as well as reading literature are influential to her working method.
VIDEO | Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Ian Serfontein. Sound: Paul Stadden. Editor: Lizzie Donahue & Joaquin Perez. Artwork Courtesy: Julie Mehretu & Jessica Rankin. Special Thanks: Julie Mehretu. @ 2010 Art21, Inc.