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’s Rhubarb 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.
Birthday Robe (with scars and dysphoria)
2021, 05:00 minutes, English
2015, 08:28 minutes, Colour, English
2014, 01:59 minutes, Colour, English
2014, 01:08 minutes, Colour, English
2014, 06:45 minutes, Colour, English
2014, 03:51 minutes, Colour, English
2012, 01:37 minutes, colour, English
I am the art scene starring Woman Polanski
2010, 03:06 minutes, colour, English
2007, 04:21 minutes, colour, English
2006, 14:00 minutes
2004, 01:00 minutes, colour, English
2002, 03:15 minutes, colour, English
2001, 02:00 minutes, colour, English
1999, 04:00 minutes, B&W, English
by . Toronto: V tape, 2012.
by . Xtra!, Apr. 6 Spring, 2000, no. 403.