Creative Review have chosen Yulia's video made for the release of 'Voices' as one of the Best Music Videos of 2021.
In October 2021 Yulia's immersive three channel video installation 'A Studio Diary' played throughout the Reflektor Festival at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg - a sensory exploration of a day at her woodland studio.
Yulia creates film poems, installations and photographic works exploring social and environmental themes. Here's her latest piece:
'According to the United Nations, thousands of migrants and refugees have drowned in the past seven years trying to cross the Mediterranean. Prelude 2 is in remembrance to those who died whilst carrying little but hope for a better future. Human beings who lost their lives while trying to escape persecution and poverty.
A new video to coincide with the launch of VOICES 2, a setting to music of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Yulia says: 'Since the theme of Voices 2 is the future we wish to write, I chose to concentrate on the topic of re-birth, a new Spring. Hope. The flowers are all negative versions of themselves - out of the negative can be born a future that is full of beauty and the positive. History is not inevitable.'
You can read more about Yulia's film and the project in Aesthetica magazine here
Yulia's 'beautiful and striking' poem-film, to accompany the release of Mercy and the VOICES project, can be seen below:
Watch the first film to accompany the release of VOICES, "All Human Beings". Directed and conceived by Yulia and made under lockdown, it's a visual manifesto for a kinder, more inclusive world.
Yulia has produced, alongside Globe Productions and JA Films, a documentary about the LA performance of SLEEP, an overnight music performance co-conceived with Max Richter. The film is directed by Natalie Johns and receives its North American premiere at Sundance on Jan 31st, after a world premiere at IDFA. Further festival screenings to be announced shortly!
Following on from Sounds and Visions at the Barbican in 2018, Yulia Mahr and Max Richter are curating a weekend takeover of the Philharmonie in Paris, May 8th-10th. There are still more acts and events to announce, so check back for details soon.
Yulia has produced, alongside Elisabeth Moss and Somesuch Productions, a new film to accompany the re-release of On The Nature of Daylight and The Blue Notebooks. Elisabeth Moss's performance is outstanding:
A weekend of film and music curated by Yulia Mahr and Max Richter at the Barbican. Highlights include: Jlin, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, AGF, Will Gregory, Vikingur Olafsson, the London Syrian Ensemble, Colin Currie Group, Ex Eye, Caterina Barbieri, Clark, Roomful of Teeth, Claire M Singer, and Waltz with Bashir live with Chineke! Orchestra.
Film highlights include: the Harvard Ethnography Lab with Ah Humanity! Shirley Clarke's Ornette: Made in America, Paul Clipson's 'Hypnosis Display' with Grouper, and the incredible portrait of Stravinsky from Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroitor.
Tickets available here
Latest video directed by Yulia:
Yulia's portrait of Max Richter's SLEEP project - an eight hour overnight immersive performance - premieres on NOWNESS today.
Yulia has been asked to take over The Photographers' Gallery Instagram feed for a week from the 17th February. The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. Their website can be found here and the takeover page can be found here. Please join us for the week!
Two of Yulia's films will screen on June 18th in Nara City as part of Berlinara - an event combining live performances from Japanese musicians in collaboration with international musicians from Berlin and screenings of music documentaries.
Yulia's documentary on MADE, a creative Berlin hub dedicated to fostering collaboration between artists, will be broadcast this Saturday (08.06) on Arte's Culture Show, Metropolis. Transmission time is 16.45 CET but the piece can be watched afterwards on Metropolis's website here.
Chiapaneco, an exhibition of indigenous photography from Chiapas, accompanied by screenings of films from the region, has opened at RE. Curated by Yulia, in collaboration with the RE team, the exhibition is the culmination of a year long project, in dialogue with photographers and filmmakers from Chiapas. Participants include Maria Sántiz Gómez, Ronyk, Liliana Lopéz Lopéz, Genero Sántiz Gómez, Abrham Gómez Vasquez, Amelia Najoj, Xun Betan ad Cresencio Vázquez Lórenzo. For a full list of artists please check out the RE: website here or the facebook page here.
Last chance to see the Juan Orrantia exhibit, WHAT IS (NOT) THERE? STORIES OF AFTERMATH FROM COLOMBIA AND MOZAMBIQUE. curated by Yulia, at RE.
Through evocative photography and multimedia installation, and drawing on ethnography, the filmic essay and captured soundscapes, Orrantia’s projects explore different aspects of postwar/terror experiences in Colombia and Mozambique. The three projects brought together in this exhibition present a powerful meditation on violence, memory and (dis)location. Show closes on Saturday 18th May.