James Edmonds

born 1983, Eastbourne, UK

lives and works in Berlin


2002-2005: BA Honours Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton



Laterale on Tour, Knulp book bar, Trieste, Italy

Fracto, Experimental Film Encounter, Acud, Berlin

Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, Spool Contemporary Art Space, Johnson City, NY, USA

Currents NYFF, New York Film Festival, New York, USA 

6th Videoart and Experimental Cinema Exhibition, La Bicicleta Azul, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Hanging out in querformat (performance as JEPG, w.Petra Graf), Kwia, Berlin

Recent S8-Works / Frankfurt Forms, Städelschule, EXFF, Frankfurt, Germany

Memory Ticket, (intervention w. Petra Graf), Social Fight Club, Initiativ Parkcafe Rehberge, Volkspark Rehberge, Berlin

I Know Someboday Who Knows Somebody, Grass Harp, Exrotaprint, Berlin, Germany

Sternwarte Rehberge, (performance w.Petra Graf), Mondschau, Initiativ Parkcafe Rehberge, Volkspark Rehberge, Berlin

Das Unikat im Zeitalter der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit. Teil 2 – Das Unikat als Buch, KVNK, Berlin

Distant Messaging, aCinema, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Dawn Chorus, (performance w.Petra Graf), Enttäuscher Mich 24h Frühstück, Haus der Statistik, Berlin 

Underneath the Floorboards, London, UK


Frontera Sur, festival Internacional de Cine de No Ficción, Chile

New York Film Diaries, New York

Engage Experimental Film Festival, curated by John Behrens and Caryn Cline, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle USA

Lightfield in LA, Mezzanine, curated by members of Lightfield, dedicated to the memory of Amy Halpen, LA Filmforum, LA

Crossroads 2022 Online Echo⁠, curated by Steve Polta,www.sfcinematheque.org⁠

DOBRA - Int’l Experimental Film Festival, Cinemateca do MAM (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)

Open City Documentary Festival, London

Laterale, Cinema San Nicola, Cosenza, Italy

Crossroads, Grey Area, San Francisco

Babfilmfest, Matchstick Piehouse Deptford, London

Non-Syntax, Taipei, Taiwan

Fracto, Experimental Film Encounter, Acud, Berlin

Prismatic ground, Maysles Documentary Center, New York

Machinalive, Nomadica at LABA 2022, Brescia, Italy

Peripheries - Natural States, (online)

Chapters And Remnants: The Films Of James Edmonds (solo program), Spectacle, Queens, New York

First Look, Museum of the Moving Image, New York

FICUNAM - Umbrales, Mexico City

FLorida EXperimental Film and Video Festival (FLEX), Tampa, FL

Coming Into Focus, Ultradogma Virtual Film Festival, Berlin (online)


Festival internacional Signos da Noite, Lisboa (online)

Großes Kino Kleines Kino, Silent Green, Berlin

Prisme#4 (MIRE), Le Cinématographe, Nantes, France

1st Annual Light Matter Film Festival, Alfred, NY, USA

Engauge Experimental Film Festival, Seattle WA, USA

Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, Spool Contemporary Art Space, Johnson City, NY, USA

Fracto Experimental Film Encounter, Acud, Berlin

Mur Murs, Redcat Cal Arts Theater, Los Angeles, USA

Channeling Structures, (group exhib./screening), S-L-I-C-E, Uferstudios, Berlin

Laterale Film Festival, Cinema San Nicola, Cosenza, Italy

EXiS - Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

A Tiny Bit Of Fire (group exhibition), Warbling Collective, 139 Whitfield Street, London

Eine Filmauswahl von James Edmonds (solo screening) EXFF – tage des experimentellen films frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

James Edmonds - An Imprint onto the Medium, (solo screening), (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, A Coruña, Spain

Deborah S. Phillips & James Edmonds - Berlin Night, Desbordamientos, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, A Coruña, Spain

Underneath the Floorboards, London (online)

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (online)

Screener Short Films, Hackney, London (online)


Strom/Situation, performative screening, Artspring Berlin (livestream online)

Istanbul Experimental Film Festival, Istanbul (online)

Großes Kino, kleines Kino #33: Die Kunst der Filmprojektion, Kino Arsenal, Berlin


Cámara Lúcida, Cuenca, Ecuador

Nomadica – Weekend On the Moon 2019, Menomale, Bologna

Headroom Screening Series, University of Iowa IA

Too Close To Home, Shadowbox Studio, Durham NC

Eureka University Film Festival, Bogota, Colombia

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Melbourne

Experimental Competition, Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal

Inside/Outside (solo film program as installation), Studio Im hochhaus, Berlin

Laterale Film Festival, Cosenza, Italy

Fragments Past and Present (solo screening), Artsrping, Atelier Spitzmüller, Milchhof e.V, Berlin

Braziers Mini Indi Film Festival, ,Oxfordshire, UK

Fracto Experimental Film Encounter, Acud, Berlin

Short Cuts #6 (solo film presentation), Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany

Spectral Film Festival, Stevens Point, WI

Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), Ann Arbor, MI

Light Field, San Francisco, CA

FLorida EXperimental Film and Video Festival (FLEX), Tampa, FL


Istanbul Experimental Film Festival, Beyoglu Yesilcam Cinema, Istanbul

Swedenborg Film Festival, The Swedenborg Society, London

James Edmonds - Films with soundtracks, w. Michael Freerix, Studio Im Hochhaus, Lichtenberg, Berlin

Compressed Air, Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston Cinema Arts Society, Houston, TX

Weekend Coi Morti, Nomadica, Spazio Menomale, Bologna

Transient Visions, Spool Contemporary Art Space, Johnson City, NY

Projections NYFF, New York Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York

The Unseen Festival (Separated by the Sea), Counterpath, Denver, CO

TIFF Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto

Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, St. Petersburg

Expo2001∞ (group exhibition), Argh!, Berlin

Fracto festival, ACUD macht neu, Berlin

Untitled, solo audio-visual super8 performance, Spektrum, Berlin

Light Movement 29: Spring Portraits, 21st April, Spektrum, Berlin

Cinema Parenthése, solo film presentation, Greylight Projects, Brussels

Process Experimental Film Festival, Riga


ULTRAcinema, Puebla, Mexico

Idiosyncratics label night (audiovisual performance), Cafe Central, Brussels

Âge d’Or Festival, CINEMATEK, Brussels

Light Movement Athens (as part of 11472CTY) Open Air Cinema Riviera, Exarcheia, Athens

11472CTY (exhibition w.Petra Graf), 3 137, Athens

Fracto festival, ACUD macht neu, Berlin

Process Experimental Film Festival, Riga

NE555, (solo screening +performance w. Nicola Tirabasso), Kinodromo, Bologna

Nocturnal Reflections (solo screening +performance w. Nicola Tirabasso), Macao, Milan

Metronomics, Another Vacant Space, Berlin

Autogestión (as part of Adam Nankervis' MuseumMAN piece), Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

Underneath the Floorboards, Hackney Attic, London


The Material Question, (solo presentation) Directors Lounge, Z-Bar, Berlin

Overland - an Overview, (solo presentation/ edition launch) Grass Harp, Berlin

Sound Projections, film performance with live soundtrack, with Sylvia Schedelbauer & J. Surak, Spektrum Berlin

[auslands-filme], (solo presentation) Ausland, Berlin

Light Movement 11, Spektrum, Berlin


Another Vacant Space at Summa Contemporary, Madrid

Idiosyncratics label night (audiovisual performance), Cafe Central, Brussels

Fronteira International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Goiânia, Goiás, Brasil

Overland Collages, film performance with live soundtrack, w. Esel Durch Wiederholung, eXperimontag, Mme Claude, Berlin

The Temenos Screening, Kino Xenix, Zurich


It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information (for David Horvitz exhibition), Franklin Street Works, Stamford CT, USA

Vom Anhalten des Verschwindens (group exhibition), Lamspringer September, Lamspringe, Germany

The Marble Publicist (performance with Daniel Kupferberg), Superposition, Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin

The Silence of a Movement, curated by Susanne Neubauer and HBK Braunschweig. Another Vacant Space, Berlin

kino serie #3: 48 Fragments (solo presentation curated by Adam Nankervis), Another Vacant Space, Berlin


Dumbo Glow - Winter Videos in The Triangle, Curated by Leo Kuelbs and John Ensor Parker, New York

The Cuttıng Room, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK

Material Cinema (Blue), film performance with live soundtrack, Salon Bruit in Tiefgrund, Berlin

Material Cinema, (solo exhibition/film performance, live sound), Echo Buecher, Berlin

<<ANTENNAE>> (within exhibition of Daniel Kupferberg) Another Vacant Space, Berlin


Light Movement Music, film performance with live soundtrack, Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V, Berlin

Compounds of a Prism, Another Vacant Space, Berlin2011

Freitag Kino 4, august 20th, tamtamart, Berlin

Leistungsschau, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, 10. bis 30. Juni, Berlin

Black Stars on a White Sky, 28th april-1st may 2011, Another Vacant Space, Berlin

grand officiallee opening of "................" / Opacity Materials (solo presentations/film screenings), wflctn at Artport, Berlin


Accidents/incidents and unpredicted events, Kinosaal in K77, Berlin

But what about the noise of crumpling paper..., wflctn at Artport, Berlin

Temporary Roots, (solo presentation) tamtamart, Berlin

File #1, an exhibition by St. & St., The Foundry, London

Glow, Z-Bar, Berlin


Inside Outside, film performance with live soundtrack, 113 Dalson Lane, London

Films Without Music (curated), Staalplaat Working Space, Berlin

A Spires Embers (Museum MAN), Eidos Foundation/Gogolfest, Mystetskyi Arsenal Lavra, Kiev

Should The World Break In (MuseumMAN) Bereznitsky Gallery, Kiev

Reliquaries of Empires Dust (MuseumMAN) Bereznitsky Gallery, Berlin

Mobile, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich UK


Live Sound and Super8 Films (audiovisual performance) with Lara Schroder, Electronic Church, Berlin

Oil Rig Catering, The Permanent Gallery, Brighton (as part of Oil Rig Catering tour)


Art in the Age of New Technologies, ACCEA, Armenia
Progart, University of Brighton, Brighton UK


Music performances at various locations mostly between 2006 and 2013

Grants & awards


2022 Short Film Funding, German Federal Film Board (FFA), Berlin, Germany

2020 Nomination for The German Film Critic's Prize 2019: Best Experimental Film, Berlin, Germany

2019 Special Mention, German Competition Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany


Selected press & publications

Gabriel Linhares Falcão, Configurations (2021), de James Edmonds in LIMITE Revista No.8 (published in 2022) at [limiterevista.com]

José Manuel Cruz Barragán, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periferico in Cinearte Magazine (published in 2021) at [cineartemagazine.com]

Carolina Reyes,  Seasons/Patterns (James Edmonds) & Glimpses From… (Ute Aurand)  in El Cine Probablemente (2021)

Lina Louisa Krämer, James Edmonds – Flickering Everyday in Shortfilm.de (published in 2019) at [shortfilm.de]

Mattia Fiorino,  A Home of Geometry and Poetry in il tempo impresso (published in 2019) at [iltempoimpresso.com]

Fred Balz, Kurzfilmabend in der Mainzer Kunsthalle in Mainz Allgemeine Zeitung (2019)

Toni Pipolo, Strangest Things: on Projections at the 56th New York Film Festival in Artforum (published in 2018) at [artforum.com]
Michael Sicinski, We Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Contrarians in MUBI Notebook (published in 2018) at [mubi.com]

Jordan Cronk, Cosmic Curiosities in BFI Sight and Sound Magazine (published in 2018) at [bfi.org.uk]

Alonso Castro, A Return (James Edmonds, 2018) in Desistfilm (published in 2018) at [desistfilm.com]

James Edmonds, Overland: An Overview by Grass Harp (2016, 2nd edition 2021 (booklet only))

Toni D’Angela, Chaos Versus Frame: James Edmonds in La Furia Umana No.28 (published in 2016) at [lafuriaumana.it]

Toni D’Angela  The Splendor Of The World, in La Furia Umana No.26 (published in 2015) at [lafuriaumana.it]

Professional contributions

2023: Workshop leader, Gustave Eiffel Schule/Freie Kunst AG, Berlin, Germany

2023: Co-curator (with Petra Graf), Grass Harp/I Know Someboday Who Knows Somebody, Berlin, Germany

2023: Workshop leader, Clavis Schule/Multimedia Art, Berlin, Germany

2023: Workshop leader, Gustave Eiffel Schule/Animation AG (with Petra Graf), Berlin, Germany

2021: Curator, S-L-I-C-E/Ufer Studios/Channelling Structures (group exhibition & film screening), Berlin, Germany

2015-2018: Curator, Spectrum/Light Movement (film screening series), Berlin, Germany

2017: Curator, Hotel Maria Kapel/Architectural Collage (guest of artist in residence Alanna Lawley), Hoorn, The Netherlands

2017: Curator, Cinema Riviera/The Outskirts of a Dreamed Map (as part of the exhibition 11472CTY), Athens, Greece
2017: Workshop leader, 3 137/Super8 film & Slide-making workshop (with Petra Graf and KID-A), Athens, Greece

2016: Workshop leader, Herder Gymnasium/Visual Poems without Sound, (with Ute Aurand), Berlin, Germany

Contributed texts

Helga Fanderl, Konstellationen Super 8. Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2023

Jeannette Muñoz - The Landscape As a Sea, Revista Lumiere, 2017
La Furia Umana No. 27, To Stan Brakhage, La Furia Umana, 2015