concrete

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

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 screening on a mac mini: 

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

Insur­ance value 1000 Euros

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.

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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 (23.532.45 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.
www​.csj​.ualberta​.ca/im…

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

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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)

Presen­ta­tion

2011 (12.3) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) from 8 pm in WP8 Düssel­dorf (D) 

2011 (15.3) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)

2011 (9.4.) YES WE CANNED (Gernot Bogumil, Karl Krütz­mann Achmett Schachbrett), free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 7th Stairway-Concert, 3 – 6 pm, KUNSTRAUM (Art Space) Renée Blume, under the old light­house, on the Helios grounds, Venloer Strasse 389 (red, green blue), (Tel: +49 0221 30 24 95 06 or + 49178 66 88 319) Cologne-Ehren­feld (D)

2011 (12.4) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)

2011 (17.5) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)

2011 (25.5) Sechzig 32 (Martin Zierold, Gerno Bocumil, Willi Strack, Sebas­tian Schaffmeister), free impro­vised music (private session), with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) and Benedetta Reuter (dance), 8 – 12 pm, Cologne (D) 

2011 (12.7) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) with Roland Graeters free impro­vised Music Marathon # 193 (voice), 8 – 12 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D) 

2011 (13.7) Roland Graeter’s free impro­vised Music Marathon # 194 (cello/​voice), featuring Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) and Uwe Lauken­ingkat (percus­sion), 8 pm at Grosse Brinkgasse 16, D‑50672 Cologne (D) 

musik​marathon2011​.blog…

2011 (16.8) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D) 

2011 (8.10) Roland Graeter’s free impro­vised Music Marathon #281 (cello/​voice), featuring Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) and Takashi Mitsui (keyboard), 2 – 5 pm, a Stair­case concert in the Helios Tower in Cologne-Ehren­feld (D) 

www​.musik​marathon​.com vimeo​.com/​9573170 www​.raum​-fuer​-kunst​.de…

2011 (8.10) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) from 8 pm in WP8, Kölner Strasse 73, 40211 Düssel­dorf (D) 

2011 (11.10) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)

2011 (8.11) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)

2011 (10.12) Lautspalter, free impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (impro­vised poetry) with Sebas­tian Schaffmeister (double bass), Takashi Mitsui (keyboards), Peter Alexius Worringer (guitar) will appear late Saturday night for the Bunker – Soli­darity – Perfor­mance – Event” (Friday, the 9th and Saturday, the 10th December), curated by Sign­linde Kallnbach, Hochbunker, Körner Strasse, Cologne-Ehren­feld (D) hochbunkerkoernerstr.w…

2012 (10.1) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)

2012 (14.1) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) from 8 pm in WP8, Kölner Strasse 73, 40211 Düssel­dorf (D)

2012 (7.4) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) from 8 pm in WP8, Kölner Strasse 73, 40211 Düssel­dorf (D)

2012 (16.4) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Climax, Eifel Strasse 37, 50677 Cologne (D)

2012 (21.5) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Climax, Eifel Strasse 37, 50677 Cologne (D)

2012 (11.6) Tanya Ury is the featured artist with new works in the June edition online of Imag­i­na­tions: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, Univer­sity of Alberta, Canada, with Videos: Inti­macy, cement & dark room; a series of 17 concrete poems, the photo­graph Alibi­jude, Selec­tion from the Who’s Boss series, and 8 photos from Soul Brothers & Sisters, also 3 photos of Occupy in Stras­bourg, from the Fading into the Fore­ground series; further­more 5 toned poems (sounds, music and sound mix Kasander Nilist) and a peer review inter­view (text and Skype video) with Claude Desmarais, (CA)

www​.csj​.ualberta​.ca/im…

2012 (2.8) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 7.3011.30 pm, Summer Session, Akki e.V., Sieg­burger Strasse 25, Düssel­dorf (D) 

2012 (6.9) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 7.3011.30 pm, Summer Session, Akki e.V., Sieg­burger Strasse 25, Düssel­dorf (D) 

2012 (14 & 15.9) Free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist (double bass) & Tanya Ury (on a mat appear – lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German), 5th Robodonien Festival, Odonien, Horn Stasse 85, 50823, Cologne (D) robodonien​.de/

2012 (16.9) SONGS WITH WORDS, a concert with free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion), Peter Alexius Worringer (elec­tric guitar), featuring Tanya Ury (on a mat appear – lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German), 5th Robodonien Festival, Odonien, Horn Stasse 85, 50823, Cologne (D) robodonien​.de/

2012 (11.10) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 811.30 pm, Café im Bürg­er­haus MüTZe, Berliner Straße 77, 51063, Köln-Mülheim (D) 

2012 (13.12) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 811.30 pm, Café im Bürg­er­haus MüTZe, Berliner Straße 77, 51063, Köln-Mülheim (D)

2013 (12.1) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), winter session, from 8 pm in WP8, Kölner Strasse 73, 40211 Düssel­dorf (D) 

2013 (23.3) SUSPENDED BELIEFS, a concert with free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion), Peter Alexius Worringer (elec­tric guitar), featuring Tanya Ury, impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German, Spring Festival, 7 pm, Lutherkirche, Martin-Luther-Platz 4, 50677, Cologne (D)

2013 (3.4) Liquid”, a house-concert of free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist, double bass accom­pa­nying Tanya Ury & impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German; with Suzanne Brad­bury, piano, Louis Ryan poetry, Paul Archer poetry and singer Fiona Stuart Wilson, Cami de Ses Fontanelles 6, Soller, Mallorca (ES) 

2013 (11.4) Free impro­vised music, including Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), winter session, from 8 pm in WP8, Kölner Strasse 73, 40211 Düssel­dorf (D)

2013 (11.7. – 7.9) Righting the Image” — The Liter­a­ture Collec­tion in Cologne (LiK) and the Cologne City Library, present an exhi­bi­tion of Tanya Ury’s work. Opening event — Thursday, 11.7.2013, 8 pm. Intro­duc­tion: Dr. Gabriele Ewenz, Director of the LiK-Archive, with Suspended Beliefs — impro­vised poetry with impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion), Peter Worringer (e‑guitar)

2013 (5.9) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 7.3011.30 pm, Summer Session, Akki e.V., Sieg­burger Strasse 25 Düssel­dorf (D) 

2013 (12.9) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 811.30 pm, Café im Bürg­er­haus MüTZe, Berliner Straße 77, 51063, Köln-Mülheim (D) 

2013 (31.10) Samhain – house concert with Kasander Nilist (double bass), free impro­vised music, read­ings and poetry, Grosse Brinkgasse 16, Cologne (D)

2014 (13.2. – 21.4) Tanya Ury’s Hair Shirt Army, an instal­la­tion, spon­sored by the Kulturamt (Art’s Council Cologne), will be presented for the first time in the crypt of EL-DE-Haus, the Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre, Cologne (D), opening 7pm, 13th February, with an intro­duc­tion by Professor Dr. Ernst van Alphen, Leiden Univer­sity (NL). A programme of events includes a perfor­mance concert archive burn out on 10th April, with Suspended Beliefs”, poetry with impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion)

2014 (04.07 — 29.09.2014) Opening 3rd July, Tanya Ury presents Artistic Freedom, 9 photos in Lost in Inte­riors” a group exhi­bi­tion, to the 25 Jahre Mauer­fall” programme (25 Years After the Fall of the Wall), in Berlin, about Hohen­schön­hausen, the former Stasi prison, at PhotoW­erk­Berlin (www​.photow​erk​berlin​.co…), Apart­ment Project Berlin Hertzbergstr 13, Neukölln, 12055 Berlin, in coöper­a­tion with the Kommu­nalen Galerie Berlin (D). At the opening Kasander Nilist will accom­pany Tanya Ury’s poetry impro­vi­sa­tion on the histor­ical theme, in English and German, with free impro­vised music on double bass.

2014 (2.9.-) A concert with free impro­vised music, : Kasander Nilist, double bass accom­pa­nying Tanya Ury & impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German, at the opening of Where have all the Flowers gone – 19142014”, a group exhi­bi­tion to 100 years after the begin­ning of the First World War, Kunsthaus (Art Centre) Trois­dorf (D)

www.kunsthaus-troisdor…

2014 (8.11) Perfor­mance by Tanya Ury (voice/​text), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Artclub, Melchior Strasse 14, 50670 Cologne (D), 8 pm on Saturday 8th November. The perfor­mance is at the front in the display window, in the context of the perma­nent exhi­bi­tion and the opening of three new solo exhi­bi­tions in the project rooms: Jean­nette Kreiser, Werner Kramer und Katja Rohs­manith.

2014 (2.12.) A video docu­men­ta­tion of the perfor­mance concert archive burn out, on 10th April in the Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre, Cologne, with Suspended Beliefs”, impro­vised poetry with impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion) can be seen on Vimeo under these links:

Docu­men­ta­tion: vimeo​.com/​112831445

Trailer: vimeo​.com/​112828403

Encore: vimeo​.com/​112828985

2014 (2.12.) A video docu­men­ta­tion of the perfor­mance concert Lost in Inte­riors“ (25 Years After the Fall of the Wall), 4th July in Berlin, about Hohen­schön­hausen, the former Stasi prison, at the Kommu­nale Galerie Berlin (D) — Kasander Nilist with free impro­vised music on double bass accom­pa­nies Tanya Ury’s poetry with impro­vi­sa­tion on the histor­ical theme, in English and German — can be seen on Vimeo at this link:

vimeo​.com/​112798380

2015 (18.115.2) Tanya Ury presents Artistic Freedom, 9 photos and a 5:42:49 minute long video loop with text as audio perfor­mance and visual concrete poetry, in Der Fremde in Mir” (The Stranger in Me), a group exhi­bi­tion curated by René de Rooze, with an opening talk by art histo­rian David Stroband of the Art Academy Minerva Groningen, and a perfor­mance by Tanya Ury (text) and Kasander Nilist (double bass) – impro­vised poetry (in English) and impro­vised music on the exhi­bi­tion theme The Stranger in Me”, at SMAHK gallery, Assen (NL)

2018 (22.6.) c!ang #26, Tanya Ury (impro­vised and anima 19, written poetry), Maryanne Piper (impro­vi­sa­tion on clar­inet) and Kasander Nilist (impro­vi­sa­tion on double bass), 8 pm, Atelier Swen Buckner (back court­yard), 61 Birken­strasse, 40233 Düssel­dorf (D) 

2018 (10.11) Tanya Ury’s poem anima 19 (20.05.2018), recorded by, and together with Kasander Nilist (double bass) and placed by Susanne Fasbender on her Brand” (Fire) films blog. This blog is about the Hambach Forest in North Rhine-West­phalia, the police and German energy company RWE’s brutal deal­ings with the tree activists – who were demon­strating against defor­esta­tion for brown coal mining purposes — and the acci­dental death of Steffen Meyn on 19th September 2018, who was filming for a docu­men­tary on the Hambach Forest situ­a­tion https://​brand​filme​-blog​.cabanova​.com/​b​l​o​g​.html (D)

brandfilme-blog.cabano…

2018 (24.11.) Tanya Ury, of the Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Near East, Germany, gives a speech including a poem – twenty per cent -, at Soli­darity with Pales­tine”, a day of action with DPG Bonn (German Pales­tinian Asso­ci­a­tion), the Pales­tinian Commu­nity in Bonn, and the Insti­tute for Pales­tine Studies, 2 pm, at Münster­platz, Bonn (D)

Publi­ca­tions & Press

2013 (2.4) An article by Mari­anne Kier­spel in the Kölner Stad­tanzeiger (journal), on SUSPENDED BELIEFS, a concert with free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist (double bass and sound mix), Hans Salz (percus­sion), Peter Alexius Worringer (elec­tric guitar), featuring Tanya Ury, impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German, Spring Festival, Lutherkirche, Martin-Luther-Platz 4, 50677, Cologne (D)

2013 (4.9) Playful Verse, Videos and Holo­grams — The Cologne Artist Tanya Ury exhibits 47 Visual Poems in the Central Library, on Josef-Haubrich-Hof”, an article by Jürgen Kisters in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (Cologne City Gazette) (D)

2014 (18.4) Inter­view with Tanya Ury by Brigitte Lang and Rebecca Mann, on the instal­la­tion Who’s Boss: Hair Shirt Army in the Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre, Cologne, including an extract of Ury’s concert perfor­mance burn out, with Suspended Beliefs: Tanya Ury (text/​voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion)), Good Friday at 7:04 pm, on Allewel­tonair (All the World on air), on civic radio, with Radio Cologne, 107,1 FM & online on Allewel­tonair (All the World on air) as podcast: www​.allewel​tonair​.de in the right column, near the top under the title — can’t dance without my shadow (D)

2014 (14.7) Article by Thomas Schu­bert in Berliner Woche (Berlin Week) online on Lost in Inte­riors – Photo­graphic Posi­tions on Polit­ical Impris­on­ment” a group exhi­bi­tion (05.07 – 12.10.2014), to the 25 Jahre Mauer­fall” programme (25 Years After the Fall of the Wall), in Berlin, about Hohen­schön­hausen, the former Stasi prison, at Projek­traum – PhotoW­erk­Berlin, c/​o Kommu­nale Galerie Berlin (D), featuring Tanya Ury and Artistic Freedom (7 photos).

www​.berliner​-woche​.de/…
www​.photow​erk​berlin​.co…

2014 (14.9) A mention of Tanya Ury (impro­vised poetry) and Kasander Nilist (double bass), who performed at the opening of the exhi­bi­tion Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind“ (Where Have All the Flowers Gone), in an article by Andreas Helfer in the e‑paper Rhein-Sieg-Anzeiger, Kölnische Rund­schau (D)

www​.ksta​.de/​t​r​o​i​s​dorf/…

2018 (24.11.) Tanya Ury, of the Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Near East, Germany, gives a speech including a poem – twenty per cent -, at Soli­darity with Pales­tine”, a day of action with DPG Bonn (German Pales­tinian Asso­ci­a­tion), the Pales­tinian Commu­nity in Bonn, and the Insti­tute for Pales­tine Studies, 2 pm, at Münster­platz, Bonn (D). A photo docu­men­ta­tion can be seen at this link www​.nrhz​.de/​f​l​y​e​r​/beit…, Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Arbeit­er­fo­tografie (New Rhenish Gazette, Workers Photog­raphy) (D). 

www​.nrhz​.de/​f​l​y​e​r​/beit… of Tanya Ury) 

www​.nrhz​.de/​f​l​y​e​r​/beit… twenty per cent, by Tanya Ury)

Collec­tions

1984 Etching (29 cm width x 37 cm height, framed: 43 cm width x 51 cm height) in private collec­tion Nini Ury, Vancouver (CA)

2004 Between the Lines, Edition Rolf Steiner’s Die weite Welt” (The Wide World) in the Graphic Collec­tion, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (D)

2010 half dimen­sional – semi­de­tached, 2010, private collec­tion, Alan Bangs, Cologne (D)

2012 anti gone (31.5 cm x 23.5 cm) in private collec­tion Katja Butt, Cologne (D)

2014 femi­ninity, poster (height 85 cm x width 60 cm) in private collec­tion Reem Akl, Beirut (LB)

2014 mündliche tradi­tion poster (height 85 cm x width 60 cm) in private collec­tion Jürgen Müller, EL-DE-HAUS, Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre Cologne (D)

2014 femi­ninity, poster (height 85 cm x width 60 cm) in private collec­tion Nini Ury, Vancouver (CA)

2014 v form & caw-calling (combined), (31.5 cm x 23.5 cm) in private collec­tion Nomi Louv, Jerusalem (Il)

2014 diary of a cham­ber­maid, (31.5 cm x 23.5 cm) in private collec­tion Astrid Nettling, Cologne (D)

2014 wind­hound, (31.5 cm x 23.5 cm) in private collec­tion Kasander Nilist, Cologne (D)

2015 silly cone (31.5 cm x 23.5 cm), in private collec­tion Dr. med. Juliane Terpe, Cologne (D)

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