47 images (edition 7): A4, height 85 cm x width 60 cm
Height 31.5 cm x width 23.5 cm (edition 7)

In its style and intention the concrete poetry is a collection of jumbled, abstract ideas that reflect the day-to-day life and mood of the artist. Above all, it is improvised and written down immediately - in essence it is automatic writing.


Tanya Ury’s written poetry may be regarded as “concrete” because of its visual design, and unconventional aural effect when spoken - the texts thereby gain in dimension beyond accepted meaning.

2011, Ury created visual images of 17 concrete poems, to be presented online and as print versions (23.5 x 32.45 cm), digital image processing Mirco Sanftleben, two of these poems being femininity and femininiation, the rest being part of the series cement, weißer neger (white nigger), concrete party & oral call, cross word, toned poems, two toned, pommes, taste of space, leeres archiv and since 2011 Tanya Ury recorded 6 of the more traditional poems (toned poems: 5.54 minutes) to be found in the poetry series, together with Kasander Nilist (double bass, sound and mix), also for the June edition online of Imaginations – Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, University of Alberta (CA) with Ury as featured artist.

A ca. 6-hour compilation loop of the following poetry video pieces, with text as audio performance and visual concrete poetry by Tanya Ury has been put together for projection or screening:


Poetry series

  1. half dimensional poems 2009-2011, edit 2011, B&W 36:08 minutes
  2. cement 2011 (January-March), edit 2011, colour 36:42 minutes
  3. weißer neger (white nigger) 2011 (March-May), edit 2012, B&W 42:00 minutes
  4. concrete party 2011 (May-August), edit 2013, colour 31:35 minutes.
  5. oral call 2011 (August-December), edit 2013, colour 28:21 minutes
  6. cross word 2011-2012 (December-April), edit 2013, B&W 28:00 minutes
  7. two toned 2012 (April-July-), edit 2013, colour 30:35 minutes
  8. pommes 2012 (July- December), edit 2013, B&W 28:39 minutes.
  9. taste of space 2012-2013 (December-May), edit 2013, colour 27:26 minutes.
  10. leeres archiv 2013 (May-November), edit 2014, B&W 29:15 minutes
  11. hero of your own saga (November 2013-October-(October) 2014, edit 2014, colour 00:00 minutes

Total length (Loop) 5:42:49 minutes


Ury has also created other artworks that might be considered visual poetry. Moving Message 1992, incorporates an LED sign displaying the words: you are why; Sonata in Sea 1999-2000 is a photo series combined with poetry and wrestlewithyourangel 2001, is a neon sign produced together with the neon sign neonazi 2001; the title of a double photo portrait lesser is me more or less 2003 plays on the name of the German Post-Impressionist Lesser Ury, as does the title of a further double portrait or else 2007, which refers to the German writer Else Ury. The title of a third photo-portrait Beelzebularin 2005 (in the Promised Land series) reveals itself to be an anagram of the biblical Bezalel Ben Uri. half dimensional - semi detached 2010, combines the first of the half dimensional poems with the photograph semi detached.

concrete – a collection of works (including poetry series)


femininity – femininiation 1984 & 2011
moving message 1992
Word-fore-play - Recipe for Love 1995
Sonata in Sea 1999-2000
wish 2000
wrestlewithyourangel 2001
neonazi 2001
Poker Poems 2003
elle la poésie 2003
lesser is me more or less 2003
Promised Land – a collection of works 2005
Mid Summer 2005
Un 2006
or else 2007
half dimensional poems 2009-2011
half dimensional - semi detached 2010
cement (befestigte Gedichte) 2011
on a mat appear 2011-
Lost Poems 2011
weißer neger (white nigger) 2011
informed 2011
concrete party 2011
oral call 2011
cross word 2011-2012
toned poems 2011-2012
two toned 2012
pommes 2012
taste of space 2012-2013
leeres archiv (empty archive) 2013
archive burn out 2011-2014
hero of your own saga 2013-2014
magical reality 2014-2015