|A Return, 2018, 16mm, 6min, colour, sound
To return again. To re-align is the object of these visits, perhaps. Geography of origin becoming catalyst for an inner re-alignment with the secret, private, unspoken work of one’s being. Peering into layers, sliding planes of windows and time, the fragmentary gesture of the dance.
"James Edmonds' intricately constructed 16mm montage film brings two disparate settings - Berlin and a village in the South of England - into the same cinematic headspace. Locating likenesses between soft light and overcast coasts, the comfort of sun-dappled interiors and the warmth of a tree-lined field, Edmonds both summons natural juxtapositions and creates unexpected harmony through deft superimpositions." (NYFF)
A series of rapid contrasts, a synthesis of elemental and everyday experience.
Structures shift and intermingle, two worlds become one.
2019 Short Cuts #6, Kunsthalle Mainz
2019 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
2019 Spectral Film Festival, Stevens Point, WI
2019 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
2019 Light Field, San Francisco, CA
2019 FLorida EXperimental Film and Video Festival, Tampa, FL
2018 Swedenborg Film Festival, The Swedenborg Society, London
2018 Compressed Air, Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston Cinema Arts Society, Houston, TX
2018 Transient Visions, Spool Contemporary Art Space, Johnson City, NY
2018 Projections, New York Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York
2018 The Unseen Festival, Counterpath, Denver, CO
2018 Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto
2018 Light Movement 29: Spring Portraits, 21st April, Spektrum, Berlin
2018 Cinema Parenthese, solo film presentation, Greylight Projects, Brussels