Artist

Yudi Sewraj

Yudi Sewraj was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and has lived in Canada since 1975. He currently resides in Montreal, which he has called home since 1993. Between 1992 and 2002 he has developed a body of short experimental videos. His work has explored ideas of “authenticity" and the particular relationship between the camera and the subject. His recent work uses installation as a means of generating both content and structure for his single channel work. Two installations completed during his MFA at the University of California (2005), San Diego employ this approach: Monologue Table - Rehearsal for an Apology (2003) and A Cold Night in February (2005). His most recent work “Salon” (2007) was presented at Articule gallery in Montréal. He teaches filmmaking and media studies at John Abbott College.

Videography

A Cold Night in February

2006, 13:00 minutes, colour

The Weight of the Sun and the Moon

2001, 03:00 minutes, colour, english

Apartment Theory

2001, 06:30 minutes, colour, English

Accordion

2000, 02:30 minutes, colour

The Middle Distance

2000, 09:10 minutes, colour, English

Rut

1998, 02:30 minutes, colour

A Box of His Own

1997, 20:00 minutes, colour

Hybrid Creatures

1993, 15:00 minutes, colour

Six Videos

1992, 30:00 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Crossing Lines, Building Bridges
by Srimoyee Mitra. Crossing Lines: an Intercultural Dialogue, 2009. Toronto: SAVAC, 2009.
Video HEROES
by Sylvie Gilbert. Video HEROES, 2004.
Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs
by Michelle Jacques. Video Primer, 2001. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001.
The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses
by Laura U. Marks. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000.
Who's Afraid of Film & Video in Scotland?: The Exhibition of...
by Ann Vance. Variant, Summer 1999, v. 2, no. 8.
La rentrée vidéo
by Marie-Michèle Cron. VOIR (Montréal edition), Aug. 28, 1997.
Desh Pardesh digs deep into diaspora
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Apr. 28, 1994, v. 13, no. 35.