James Edmonds

1983. UK

BA Fine Art, University of Brighton 2005



aCinema, Milwaukee, WI, USA

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

Lateral, Cinema San Nicola, Cosenza, Italy

CROSSROADS, Grey Area, San Francisco

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

Lateral 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 Parenthese, 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, Berlin


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



(S8) XII MOSTRA DE CINEMA PERIFERICO DE A CORUÑA 2021(Cineartemagazine 2021)

Seasons/Patterns (James Edmonds) & Glimpses From a Visit to Orkney(...)(Ute Aurand) - Carolina Reyes (El Cine Probablemente 2021)

James Edmonds – Flickering Everyday - Lina Louisa Krämer (Shortfilm.de 2019)

A Home of Geometry and Poetry - Mattia Fiorino (il tempo impresso 2019)

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

Strangest Things: on Projections at the 56th New York Film Festival - Toni Pipolo (Artforum 2018)

Toronto: Wavelengths Preview — "We Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Contrarians" - Michael Sicinski (MUBI Notebook 2018)

Cosmic curiosities: umpteen highlights of Toronto’s 2018 Wavelengths showcase - Jordan Cronk (Sight and Sound Magazine 2018 - BFI)

A Return (James Edmonds, 2018) - Alonso Castro (Desistfilm 2018)

Movement and Stillness - Francesca Rusalen & Francesco Cazzin (L’emergere del possibile 2017) (Ital.)

Overland - Francesca Rusalen & Francesco Cazzin (L’emergere del possibile 2016) (Ital.)

Chaos Versus Frame: in conversation with James Edmonds - Toni D’Angela (la furia umana no.28 2016)

Lo splendore del mondo, o la politica della bellezza -  Toni D’Angela (la furia umana no.26 2015) (Ital.)



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

Special Mention, German Competition, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2019



Channeling Structures, group exhibition/screening, S-L-I-C-E, Berlin

Light Movement, monthly film series in Berlin, 2015-present ( light-movement.blogspot.de )

Light Movement Hoorn - invited by Alanna Lawley (artist in residence), Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, Amsterdam, 2017

Light Movement Athens (as part of 11472CTY), Open Air Cinema Riviera, Exarcheia, Athens, 2017

We Need These Images, James Harrison, Richard Forbes-Hamilton, Alex Crocker, wflctn at Artport, Berlin, 2011

But what about the noise of crumpling paper..., wflctn at Artport, Berlin, 2010

Films Without Music, Staalplaat Working Space, Berlin, 2009



Super8 film & Slide making workshop, with Petra Graf and KID-A Workshops, as part of 11472CTY (exhib. w.Petra Graf), 3 137, Athens, 2017

Visuelle Gedichte ohne Ton, with Ute Aurand and James Edmonds, 10.11.2016, Kunst-Grundkurs, Herder Gymnasium, Berlin, 2016

Kita Workshop and screening, with Stefanie Schlüter and Ute Aurand, within exhibition Overland - an Overview - Grass Harp, Berlin, 2016



Shipments of Time: some fragments for Jeannette, Jeannette Muñoz - The Landscape As a Sea, Revista Lumiere, 2017

To Stan Brakhage, la furia umana 27, 2015



Overland (An Overview), edition box, Grass Harp 2016

The Silence of a Movement catalogue, Susanne Neubauer and HBK Braunschweig, 2014

The End Is The Beginning catalogue/CD, Sleep Disorders, 2013

Wafflecotton, personal imprint for music releases ( wafflecotton.blogspot.de ) 2006-2013

various other audio releases since 2005




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

Seasons/Patterns, 2020, super8, 12min, colour/b&w, sound 

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

We All Live In The Blue Image Forever, 2007-2018, 2 x super8, 6min, colour, sound

Overland, 2016, super8, 22min, colour/b&w, sound

Movement and Stillness, 2014/2015, super8, 11min, colour, silent

Sternwarten der Welt/Sun Documents, 2011/in progress, super8, colour, sound

Inside/Outside, 2008/2015, super8, 7min, colour, sound

Fragments/Structures, 2007/2015, super 8, 6min, colour, silent/sound

Fleeting Landscape, 2006/07, 3 x super8, 3.5 min, colour, silent

After Hours, 2005, super8 transferred to SD, 07’18”, colour, sound

Trees, c.2004, super8, 3min, b&w, silent