Cologne, Historical Archives, October 3, 2009

In Cologne on November 27, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Performed by Tanya Ury

Fury is a delegated performance video as part of Tanja Ostojic´s project Misplaced Women?, about the loss of the Ury/Unger family archive with the collapse of the Historical Archives in Cologne, on 3rd March 2009, and, filmed on 3rd October 2009, German Re-unification Day, on the twentieth anniversary of re-unification.

With Fury Tanya Ury takes on the role of one of the Three Furies, also known as the Erinnyes, or Eumenides, the so-called Avenging Goddesses of the Antique, who avenged heavy crimes. She carries a suitcase full of scripts and articles written by her grandfather, Alfred H. Unger, which had mistakenly been delivered to her home address and not the City Archives ten years ago, and which she kept. At the “hole”, the location where the Cologne City Archives once stood, she reads one of these articles about Cologne, from 1948.

Short version of Fury video-performance, 16 minutes:

For the full length video-performance, 2:05 hours, please visit the following link: http://vimeo.com/7703132/


  1. […] see Tanya Ury’s performance contribution to the Misplaced Women? project, Fury, October 3, […]

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