|half dimensional poems|
Dedicated to Alan
Xmas 2009 - New Year 2011
Video-installation with live performance reading.
A power point presentation of the poem layout was created in 2011 - also a DVD (36:08 minutes) with soundtrack for projection was created in 2011 – trailer half dimensional poems no.15, 1:25 minutes.
For the premiere in the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf 24.2.2011 Ury played back the video-installation and read the text unsynchronised.
A documentation (39 minutes 45 seconds) of the half dimensional poems presentation in the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf 24.2.2011, was filmed, edited and produced by Sukyun Yang & Insook Ju (6.2011) (trailer 7 minutes 48 seconds).
A documentation (8.21 minutes) of the half dimensional poems presentation in the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf 24.2.2011, with on a mat appear -, improvised poetry in WP8 Düsseldorf 12.3.2011, was filmed, edited and produced by Maximilian Hoffs.
These unorthodox poems are a compilation of words, thoughts that routinely run through the mind, usually discarded, forgotten - a stream of unconscious notated; the sounds of words, onomatopeia re-interpreted, their meaning deconstructed; words read or heard, misread, misheard, slips of the mind, wordplay, poems that write themselves; all put together so that a different sense may be intuited.
xxxxxxxxxx“And what of unconscious meanings, which are by definition not deliberately xxxxxxxxxxintended? ‘I really do think with my pen’, Wittgenstein observes, ‘because my xxxxxxxxxxhead often knows nothing about what my hand is writing.’”
xxxxxxxxxxLudwig Wittgenstein, “Culture and Value”, Chicago 1984, 17e, quoted on p.47,
Tanya Ury commenced writing the bi-lingual half dimensional poems Xmas 2009. This collection of one-liners was continued in 2010, during the time of breakdown, discovery, treatment for breast cancer, falling in and out of love, breakdown again. The 28 poems were completed a year later, New Year 2011.
xxxxxxxxxx“Certain slips of the tongue in the course of a phrase give us sudden insight xxxxxxxxxxinto ourselves by substituting one word for another, and the unwelcome word
xxxxxxxxxxP.42 “Miracle of the Rose”, Jean Genet 1951, Penguin Books 1971,
An example of this phenomenon is to be found in Genet’s text:
xxxxxxxxxx“Darling is merely a fraud (‘an adorable fraud,’ Divine calls him), and he
xxxxxxxxxxP. 26 of Jean-Paul Sartre’s introduction to “Our Lady of the Flowers”,
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.
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; 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 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 poetry in the series:
femiNINIty – femininiation 1984 & 2011