These poems take up the thread where the half dimen­sional poems, cement and on a mat appear leave off. In style and sense they are concrete poems, a collec­tion of jumbled abstract thoughts, which reflect the daily life and tempera­ment of the artist. Distinc­tively, this poetry is impro­vised and written in real-time.

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; 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) Onamata Peer, Impro­vised poetry, in WP8 Düssel­dorf (D)
2011 () Onamata Peer, Impro­vised poetry, in Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)

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