Artist

James Diamond

James Diamond is a multidiscipinary experimental artist based in Montreal. His past film/video works, including the award winning Man from Venus, Outline, and Mars Womb Man have screened internationally for over a decade. As an outsider artist, he had the honour of presenting his first film retrospective in Toronto at the age of 35 at Toronto’sRhubarb Performance Arts Festival. His films continue to be screened internationally in gritty underground festivals and more established venues alike, such as the National Film Board of Canada. His paintings have been curated extensively across North America/Turtle Island. While his work transcends typical categorization, it is has been described as experimental, political, and autobiographical. Through video, theatre, music and painting, he exposes and entwines intimate accounts; analyzing and cultivating genders, sexualities, experiences of mental illness and poverty as an anti-zionist, white, jewish settler.

Videography

PUBLIC P(ARTS)

2015, 08:28 minutes, Colour, English

JIZZ ENVY

2014, 01:59 minutes, Colour, English

PLOT

2014, 01:08 minutes, Colour, English

FREAK CONTROL

2014, 06:45 minutes, Colour, English

SELFIE

2014, 03:51 minutes, Colour, English

THE TRAFFIC IS SH*T

2012, 01:37 minutes, colour, English

I am the art scene starring Woman Polanski

2010, 03:06 minutes, colour, English

Private Property

2007, 04:21 minutes, colour, English

Mars-Womb-Man

2006, 14:00 minutes

X

2004, 01:00 minutes, colour, English

Brain Plus World

2002, 03:15 minutes, colour, English

First Things First

2001, 02:00 minutes, colour, English

The Man From Venus

1999, 04:00 minutes, B&W, English

Critical Writing

Kaleidoscopectomy: The short and long of it
by Nick Davies. Xtra!, Apr. 6 Spring, 2000, no. 403.