Virtual sound realities by Tanya Ury GB/D
Tell Tale Cassettes for Walkman (English only)
Edit Tanya Ury
German translation Tanya Ury and Amin Farzanefar 2004
1. The Sunbed: 9 minutes
2. Mind over Matter — For the Conscientious Driver: 11:28 minutes
3. Lie and Learn (English/German): 5 minutes
Trailer 5 minutes
German translation Tanya Ury and Amin Farzanefar 2004, recorded in German for digital compositing version with image of An Ear for You, 2009, edit Mirco Sanftleben pixel2motion, Cologne (D).
Image on the cover: An Ear for You, 2009, photograph (of Amin Farzanefar’s ear).
The Senses – a collection of works:
The Senses: Play in Camera (sense of sight)
The Senses: Play it by Ear & An Ear for You (sense of sound)
The Senses: Ô d’Oriane (sense of smell)
The Senses: Zucchini (sense of taste)
The Senses: Intimacy (sense of touch)
“Firstly, we would like to congratulate you on your choice wisely not to listen to taped music. Harmonic and rhythmic sound is known to have a hypnotic effect. This can be particularly risky especially to the long-distance-driver. We assure you that this spoken text will be so lively that even the shortest catnap will not be possible.”
Extract from Play it by Ear: The Sunbed
Trailer – 3. Lie and Learn: 6:15 minutes
1996 Solo exhibition, Artillerie, Cologne (D)
1996 Group exhibition, Castle of Imagination, Bytow (PL)
1997 Reading, Group exhibition, The Cunst, Ifficial Art, Cologne (D)
1998 Not Black and White, Group exhibition with Doris Frohnapfel, Fotogalerie Brotfabrik, Berlin (D)
Publications & Press
Artist’s Writings & Publications
2008 (5) Play it by Ear no. 3 (English only) published in Art in Migration magazine, Theme: FEAR OF THE (UN)KNOWN, Vienna (AT)
2009 (1.11) The Senses on the Arkadas Theatre, Bühne der Kulturen (Stages of Diverse Cultures) website Cologne (D)
TANYA URY IN ARTILLERIE a short crit: Art
Jurgen Kisters Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (Cologne City Gazette) 18th April 1996
Keep your eyes shut, not open for Tanya Ury’s art at Artillerie. But first, you should put on headphones and switch on the walkman, because the play is a mixture of radio play, language course, relaxation therapy and an art-collage rollercoaster.
Talk is about: the risk of being hypnotized while driving, the meditative worlds of sunbathing and the difficulties in learning a language (while lying). The artist’s clear voice flow (in English) drives virtual sound realities through the imagination like peas tumbling over steps.
(Translation from German Tanya Ury)