Jonathan Martin


The work of Jonathan Martin (b. 1986, lives and works in Florac) includes films and editions, connected by his interest in popular music, countercultural traditions, and the transformative potentialities of media technologies. His 16mm films share an focus on sensation and a predilection for austere structures. He is the editor of Turpentine, started in 2013 with Jean-Luc Blanc and Mimosa Echard. – Natasha Northam

Recomposing systems formed of echoes, migrations, tensions and interactions between esthetic and cultural motifs that are at times quite unrelated, Jonathan Martin views art as a poetics of passage where permutations and displacements offer the possibility of a new narrative. – Julien Fronsacq

Other projects

Co-Editor, Turpentine (2013–now). 14 issues edited and published with Jean-Luc Blanc, Mimosa Echard, and our guests: Martine Aballéa, Matias Agafonovas, Simon Bergala, Bettina Blanc-Penther, Michel Blazy, Bruno Botella, Cécile Bouffard, Anne Bourse, Julien Carreyn with Clara Dupont and Chiara Mila Jason, Oscar Chan Yik Long, Nina Childress, Béatrice Cussol, Bertrand Dezoteux, Sylvie Fanchon, Thomas Fougeirol, Laura Gozlan, Louise Hallou, Yu Ji, Céleste Lerouxel, Andrew Lewis, Aodhan Madden, Ji-min Park, Emilie Pitoiset, Clément Rodzielski, Jo-ey Tang, Gaia Vincensini, and Camille Vivier

Co-organizer, La Monstrasse, a self-organized, self-financed film festival in Florac (2023). A 10-hour continuous screening of films by Bobby Brim, TJ Cuthand, Brice Dellsperger, Bertrand Dezoteux, Rosa Joly, Christophe Karabache, Johnny Karlitch, Jacques Kébadian, Anne Laplantine, Jonathan Martin, Fred Morin, Ov, Eunsol Ryu, Sequoia Scavullo, Philippe Simon, and Camille Zéhenne