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Sam James

Art Form: Film/Video

Residency Years: 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013

Lives / Works: Australia

Sam James is a filmmaker and projection designer who focuses on collaborating with new media, dance and theatre projects to develop integrated, paradoxical languages in live performance.


The Bundanon residency enabled director, Julie-Anne Long, and collaborators: Sam James; Glenn Thompson; Ekrem Eli Phoenix, to focus on film installation: ‘TROUBLE: A Place In Time’. It also provided an opportunity for Martin del Amo, Justine Shi Pearson, Rhiannon Newton and Raghav Handa to curate a public participatory performance event, Project Workspace. Both developments were part of a larger project, ‘Dance in the City’ that engages with an inclusive gathering of artists from the Sydney independent dance sector, supporting a diversity of dance work to make visible the practices of this dance community.

James was also in residence at Bundanon in 2015, 2014 and 2013.


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