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Movement and Stillness

2015, super 8, 11min, colour, silent

Quiet observations, variations of light, from strong amber glows to diffused greys, intermittently entering the windows of an internal world. A film about coming home, archetypal images where the eternal meets the temporal. Calm reflection interspersed with travel and the endless search for significant forms, personal chapters of collage and remnants.

"a poem about inhabited spaces, a dialectics without synthesis between the internal and the external. The almost fixed frame moves as if it were shaken by the wind, in the same way hung up clothes swell, the camera cuts across rooms, the exposure to the light makes the composition of the images iridescent: stains, halos, colours. The immeasurable intimacy of the house, the intimacy of the open space, the flesh of the bodies, the vapors, the stain glasses that evoke the work of Joseph Albers, the chiaroscuro produced by the shutters, the windows from which the trees outside appear "the ramifications of Being" all of this united by the very fast and kaleidoscopic montage. Movement and Stillness is an "aleph" in which the seasons alternate (the snow and the flowers), and with them the day and the night, the lights and the shadows, figuration and abstraction." (TONI D'ANGELA)


2022 Chapters And Remnants: The Films Of James Edmonds (solo program), Spectacle, NYC
2022 Coming Into Focus, Ultradogma Virtual Film Festival, Berlin (online)
2021 Eine Filmauswahl von James Edmonds (solo program), EXFF, Frankfurt, Germany
2021 James Edmonds - An Imprint onto the Medium (solo program), (S8), A Coruña, Spain
2018 Cinema Parenthèse (solo screening), Greylight Projects, Brussels
2017 Âge d’Or Festival, CINEMATEK, Brussels
2017 Nocturnal Reflections (solo screening), Macao, Milan
2016 The Material Question (solo screening), Directors Lounge, Z-Bar, Berlin
2016 [auslands-filme] (solo screening), Ausland, Berlin
2015 Fronteira International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Brazil
2015 film performances with live soundtracks, Idiosyncratics label night, Cafe Central, Brussels
2014 kino serie #3: 48 Fragments, Another Vacant Space, Berlin
2013 The Cutting Room, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK
2013 Material Cinema (Blue), Salon Bruit in Tiefgrund, Berlin
2013 Material Cinema, Echo Bücher, Berlin

note: This work was originaly compiled as a basic sequence in 2014 (with early working versions even before this) and was re-edited into it's final form in 2015.