DVD: Sound installation, recorded during storm Andrea, in Cologne, from 3:22 pm on 5.1.2012, a 1‑hour loop, to be played in a darkened room. The audience sits in a darkened room and listens to the sound of breathing, accompanied by everyday sounds from round about (swallowing, traffic, stormy weather outside, furniture creaking, the fridge & freezer humming), over an extended time. The implications of dark room may be explicit, or implicit, calming or threatening, suggestive or elusive: The heaving breathing of a telephone stalker. The sounds of love-making in a club dark room. The sound of breath-based meditation. The sounds from a deathbed. House ghosts during a storm. A room where the photographer develops photographs. The concept of this audio installation was developed during a period in 2010 when Ury was being treated for cancer; it is about the body in flux, an island of silence and wellbeing in a chaotic world. A 1‑hour mp3-version online is to be listened to with eyes shut.
2012 (6) Tanya Ury is the featured artist new works in the June edition online of Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, University of Alberta, 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 (sound & music Kasander Nilist) and a peer review interview (text and Skype video) with Claude Desmarais, www.csj.ualberta.ca/im… (CA)
Concept, performance: Tanya Ury
Sound recording: Kasander Nilist
Edit: Mirco Sanftleben, pixel2motion