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2016, super 8, 22min, colour and black+white, soundtrack

Structured in three parts, Overland evokes an enigmatic landscape of forms, substances, creatures and memory through a hand-edited super8 colour collage of personal material shot over one year..

A fragment of memory is briefly evoked. The memory of a boat journey, of traveling as a child.
The child is born into the universe in a flurry of images which constantly shift between modes of chromatic reality.
The substances of the earth and it's elements circulate and accumulate in material fluctuation.
The flora and fauna give way to the human. The glimpses of lives as portrait - the concrete, the societal, the ritual of the everyday - a short series of episodic documents.
This moment again gives rise to other realities. Signs, symbols, silence and stillness animated through the uncertainty of image.
In intervals of darkness, light is shed as flashes of remembrance, traces of something long ago.
A series of follies appear as history.


2022 Chapters And Remnants: The Films Of James Edmonds (solo program), Spectacle, NYC
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
2020 Istanbul Experimental Film Festival, Istanbul (online)
2019 Fragments Past and Present (solo screening), Artsrping, Milchhof, Berlin
2019 Inside/Outside (solo film program as installation), Studio Im hochhaus, Berlin
2018 Istanbul Experimental Film Festival, Beyoglu Yesilcam Cinema, Istanbul
2018 Weekend Coi Morti, Nomadica, Spazio Menomale, Bologna
2018 Cinema Parenthèse (solo screening), Greylight Projects, Brussels
2017 The Outskirts of a Dreamed Map, Open Air Cinema Riviera, Athens
2017 NE555 (solo screening), Kinodromo, Bologna
2017 Nocturnal Reflections (solo screening), Macao, Milan
2016 The Material Question (solo screening), Directors Lounge, Z-Bar, Berlin
2016 Overland (an Overview) (solo exhibition/screening), Grass Harp, Berlin
2016 Sound Projections, with Sylvia Schedelbauer & J. Surak, Spektrum Berlin
2016 [auslands-filme], Ausland, Berlin


The three parts of the film can also be shown as separate pieces:

Overland (part one) 7min

Overland (conversations) 9min

Overland (collages) 6min

Overland (part one) - released January 2017
super8, 7min, colour and black+white, soundtrack


2018 Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
2017 ULTRAcinema 2017, Puebla, Mexico
2017 Fracto festival, Berlin
2017 Process Experimental Film Festival, Riga, Latvia
2017 Underneath the Floorboards, Hackney Attic, London