James Edmonds works primarily with super8 and 16mm film as well as painting and music. His practice is driven by a personal poetics in which the act of recording the everyday becomes both a materialist, formal structure and a highly subjective experiential reality in itself - a complex synthesis of presence and memory.


His films have been shown at festivals such as Wavelengths at TIFF Toronto, Projections at NYFF New York, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Curtas Vila do Conde and L’Âge d’Or Brussels, amongst others. Solo/duo presentations have occurred at (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico A Coruña, Cinema Parenthèse Brussels, Nocturnal Reflections Milan, 3 137 Athens and Another Vacant Space Berlin.


He occasionally writes texts on film and from 2015-2018 curated and ran a film series in Berlin called Light Movement.

Recent work:


Configurations, 2021, 16mm, 8min, colour/b&w, sound



Seasons/Patterns, 2020, super8, 10min, colour/b&w, sound


Screen 5, 2020, mixed media, 36 x 75 cm (free standing)


peach/blue lines 2020, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm


painting to be destroyed 2020, fabric paint on cotton, 100 x 120 cm


pink dyed w.blue lines, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 50 cm


small l.blue dyed canvas, 2019, pastel on factory dyed canvas, 30 x 40 cm


yellow, bright red lines+hairs, 2019, acrylic and brush bristles on canvas, 30 x 40 cm


wrap, 2019, oil on wrapping paper, 72 x 90 cm


large sewn canvas, spray paint, 2019, mixed media on collaged canvas, 72 x 90 cm


large minimal redish, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 120 cm


small blue version, 2019, acrylic on greyboard, 30 x 40 cm


re-enactment painting, 2019, printing ink on canvas, 18 x 24 cm


all over picture, 2018, mixed media on paper, 40 x 30 cm


red shapes+scribbles, 2018, acrylic on linen, 51 x 46 cm


language, 2018, acrylic on advertisement, 17 x 22 cm


Big Grey Tiddles, 2018, bleach on cotton, 140 x 185 cm


medium blue, 2018, acrylic on cotton, 55 x 75 cm


Screen 4 (Towards a Solar Civilisation), 2018, mixed media /super8 projection loop, 64 x 53 x 55 cm



A Return 2018, 16mm, 6min, colour, sound


large silly red, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 69 x 105 cm


11472CTY (w.Petra Graf), 2017, mixed media, projections, found objects & sound. dimentions variable, installation 3 137 Athens


11472CTY (w.Petra Graf), 2017, mixed media, projections, found objects & sound. dimentions variable, installation 3 137 Athens



D10365CTY (with Petra Graf), 2017, mixed media installation for day and night, approx. 5 x 3 x 3 m


D10365CTY (with Petra Graf), 2017, mixed media installation for day and night, approx. 5 x 3 x 3 m



untitled, 2017, acrylic on cotton, 70 x 83 cm


untitled, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 90 cm


untitled, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm


menu, 2017, acrylic on shop wrap paper, aprox 50 x 70 cm


untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm


untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm


untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm


untitled, 2016, acrylic on card, 45 x 47 cm


newspaper series, 2016, series of 10 paintings: acrylic and collage on the Epoch Times, 51 x 69 cm each


Overland (an overview), 2016, installation Grass Harp Berlin


Overland (an Overview), edition box, Grass Harp Berlin 2016


O V E R L A N D , 2016, super-8, 22min, colour+b/w, soundtrack


Remnents, 2016, acrylic/emulsion on canvas, 40 x 50 cm


untitled, 2016, acrylic/emulsion on canvas, 24 x 30 cm


untitled, 2015, mixed media on tablecloth, 130 x 200 cm


untitled (notebook), 2015, acrylic/emulsion on sewn canvas, 91 x 105 cm


Screen 1, 2015, acrylic, emulsion, pigment, wood, super8 projection, 45 x 64 x 51 cm


red lines falling, 2015, watercolour on mountboard, 25 x 23 cm


Movement and Stillness, 2015, super8, 11min, colour, silent


Material Cinema, 2013, various found fabrics, coloured acertate, mixed media installed on windows, digital video projection, dimensions variable. video: color, pal, dvd, 3min 48sec (looped)


Material Landscapes, 2013, canvas installed on various sites


Temporary Roots, 2010, found furniture, colored gel lamp, plants, photographs, clay, slide projection, digital video projection, sound, dimensions variable