Yulia Mahr is a Lens-based Artist and Curator.



Yulia has directed a short film to accompany the re-release of Vladimir's Blues. Using thermal cameras more commonly used by the military to pick up on fleeing refugees and migrants, Yulia has directed a poignant film commenting on the nature of violence and the legacy it leaves behind. For a fuller description of her working process and the thinking behind the film please click on the Youtube description:


Yulia has produced, alongside Globe Productions and JA Films, a documentary about the LA performance of SLEEP. The film is directed by Natalie Johns and receives its North American premiere at Sundance on Jan 31st, after a world premiere at IDFA. Screenings at festivals around the world to be announced shortly.

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For the past seven years as Yulia has been producing SLEEP, she has also been directing a number of films to accompany the production - some in the form of music videos derived from her art practice, some as documentaries to accompany the evolution of the piece. A selection can be viewed below. Footage from these films has been incorporated into the larger SLEEP documentary:

The music videos include:

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The documentaries include films premiered on NOWNESS and picked as VIMEO STAFF PICKS:

On the evolution of the project:

On SLEEP at the Sydney Opera House:

On The Nature of Daylight with Elisabeth Moss:

Yulia produced, alongside Elisabeth Moss and Somesuch Productions, a film to accompany the re-release of On The Nature of Daylight and The Blue Notebooks in 2017. The film can be watched here:

The Super 8mm Diaries

For many years Yulia kept a Super 8mm diary of her life and work. Some of these snippets and fragments of the oblique views into her private world were re-edited into music videos for Max. Footage was also incorporated into larger SLEEP documentary. Two of the music videos can be seen here: