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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.
A series of rapid contrasts, a synthesis of elemental and everyday experience.
Structures shift and intermingle, two worlds become one.

"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)


2022 Non-Syntax, Taipei, Taiwan
2022 Chapters And Remnants: The Films Of James Edmonds (solo program), Spectacle, NYC
2021 Großes Kino Kleines Kino, Silent Green, Berlin
2021 Prisme#4 (MIRE), Le Cinématographe, Nantes, France
2021 Engauge Experimental Film Festival, Seattle WA, USA
2021 Mur Murs film series, Redcat Cal Arts Theater, Los Angeles, USA
2021 Eine Filmauswahl von James Edmonds (solo screening) EXFF, Frankfurt, Germany
2021 James Edmonds - An Imprint onto the Medium (solo program), (S8), A Coruña, Spain
2021 Underneath the Floorboards, London (online)
2021 Screener Short Films, London (online)
2019 Cámara Lúcida, Cuenca, Ecuador
2019 Nomadica – Weekend On the Moon 2019, Menomale, Bologna
2019 Headroom Screening Series, University of Iowa IA
2019 Too Close To Home, Shadowbox Studio, Durham NC
2019 Eureka University Film Festival, Bogota, Colombia
2019 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Melbourne
2019 Experimental Selection Competition, Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal
2019 Inside/Outside (solo film program as installation), Studio Im hochhaus, Berlin
2019 Lateral Film Festival, Cosenza, Italy
2019 Braziers Mini Indi Film Festival, ,Oxfordshire, UK
2019 Fracto Experimental Film Encounter, Acud, Berlin
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 Parenthèse (solo screening), Greylight Projects, Brussels