Urban Soundscape LLP

Urban Soundscape LLP suggest to be a company which conducts research and develops and produces acoustic design, sound art projects and sound design of public or commercial spaces. To promote the companies fuzzy services posters were developed and juxtaposed with different soundscapes. The aim of the project is to visit different locations in Istanbul in order to investigate specific sound and urban design activity related to each place.

Project in collaboration with Erich Pick                           exhibitions view- Istanbul / Hamburg 2010
Floating Volume # 2: Open spaces:

Künstlerhaus-FRISE Hamburg, Germany Opening 22.10.2010, 20 th. 23.10–4.11.2010

5533 Istanbul, Turkey Opening 23.11.2010, 20 th.

Picture: Erich Pick
sound: Youssef Tabti
Exhibition from Siemens Sanat. Istanbul, Turkey

Other Worlds /Başka Dünyalar

Siemens Sanat turns a new artistic chapter this season with an exhibition titled 'Other Worlds' (Başka Dünyalar). Curated by Mürteza Fidan and T. Melih Görgün, the exhibition compromises of works by Roza El-Hassan, Tamas Ozsvald and Youssef Tabti. Inviting art lovers and artists alike; the exhibition will take place through the dates September 29, 2010 until November 23, 2010.

When expressing ourselves from a current societal perspective, we are faced with realities such as the decline of social space, the emergence of societal divisions and counter-societal sentiments which result in disruptions within our identity as an individual. How can we protect ourselves against this threat to our existence as an individual? How can we re-structure our identity in subjective and cultural terms? What is being underlined here is not the identity obsession of societies which leads to obscurity and homogeneity in the human mind. This situation legitimates, as a right, the devastating consequences suffered by a majority of the world's population. Therefore it is now clear that healing the spirit of the time does not depend on a search for identity as today we live in a society that consists of more identity fragmentation than ever before.

The main theme of the exhibition is not the communication between cultural or social indicators within the origins of the works. What is essential is to become concious of intercultural differences and to see whether the creative subject can turn self-assesment into a tool for self-awareness. What is essential is not whether the works of the artists are in harmony with each other or in relation to one another, but rather what is of essence is the experience of passing from one work to another,the formation and fragmentation of the works and what kind of stance they engender within the viewer.

The subject can only achieve his own liberation and opacity by utilizing his own feedback and maintaining the most open relationship with himself despite the hectic pace of daily life. Today, the social categories of common life are all intermingled. The main theme of Youssef Tabti's work is to produce new actors to fight the mindset of current depressed and fragmented individuals - experimenting with ideas of self-expression, building new pespectives and thus forming a perceptual landscape by an experimentation involving various relationships.

Tamas Oszvald brings down the walls of a fortress which forces foreigners into cultural blocks, seeking more interconnected paths, he is aware of the cultural differences and his work searches for experimental and social forms that will help turn the indiviudal behavior of the subjects into self-evaluation tools.

Roza El-Hassan argues that the independence of the subject must be protected (even if it leads to loneliness) in the face of a social order that pushes compassion aside and is rife with violence. According to the artist, this is the most meaningful and reliable stance against homogeneity. In the face of an oppressive social order the subject must form close and intimate relationships with others, and in turn, personally accept the necessity of a process of self discovery and prioritize self-development.

We should maintain distance from social categorization, therefore leading the indiviudal away from homogeneity and towards an opportunity to be liberated. Touraine says ''The subject lives in the world but does not belong to the world'' thus the idea of the individual provides a strong weapon against homogeneity. This stance points to the ways in which the lost subject must be reconstructed, and how we may develop ourselves and our defenses against the destruction and fragmentation caused by homogeneity within society.

Mürteza Fidan - Melih Görgün, August 2010

Ansicht der Ausstellung bei Siemens Sanat in Istanbul


23 October 2010, Saturday

Globalization attempted to homogenize everyone, but, at the same time, caused deep alienation and isolation in the world, says one of the show’s curators, Mürteza Fidan. “The content of art can contribute to a new understanding of modernity against this homogenization. Our main issue in this show was to ask what kind of new policies art can suggest. How we are going to find the ‘subject’ again and reconstruct it? New paradigms will go through culture. Cultural relations will be at the center, and all of this is going to happen in the peripheries,” he says, adding that people will witness the emergence of new peripheries outside of Western centers.

The concept of the subject is very important for the show, according to Fidan. “When one individual goes from one cultural environment to another, he or she does not have to be in accordance with the new sphere. The content of the show is built on this. We wanted to have artists from different cultural backgrounds but who also left their initial culture and entered into new ones. How they see themselves in this new culture as a subject was the question on our minds,” he emphasizes. They wanted to see how the works of these artists would affect the audience if they weren’t necessarily placed into a dialog with each other.

For Fidan, the exhibition is an exercise in the construction of the “subject.” “The audience will interact with art pieces from their own cultural background. They would not necessarily have to reconcile with it and, while switching from a piece from a specific culture to another one from another culture, they will experience a rupture. They will themselves become stratified while constructing their own story,” he notes.

Hamburg-based artist Youssef Tabti, of Algerian and French origin, joined the show with several videos and an installation titled “Edvard’s Day -- Waiting for a Promised Time,” which consists of a multimedia photograph and sound installation on the basis of a literary text of the same title by German author Alexander Hausser. “In cooperation with the writer, I have composed a series of seven photographs which are presented together with a reading of the text,” the 42-year-old artist explains, adding that they did not put the photographs on the wall but stacked them on the floor so that the visitors would choose which ones to look at for themselves.

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s famous novel “Orlando,” which focuses on issues of gender, Tabti’s video titled “Orlando” featuring a portrait of the actress Tonia Christie in which she engages in an internal dialog is also included in the show together with his other videos “H-S. Dear Mom” and “Les Chutes.” The former is on the Hamburg-based, handicapped artist Harald Stoffer and the unsent letters he wrote to his mother, and the latter is consists of digital fragments such as video works, music, text and speech from the artist. “In this show, I exhibit videos from different periods, so it is a little bit retrospective. I will showcase my other works at 5533’s space in İstanbul in November,” he explains.

“Other Worlds” runs through Nov. 23 at the Siemens Art Gallery.



Invisible Boundaries

Audiovisual-Installation-Social networking

The Project was established as a platform, concentrating on the border between visual arts and social fields.

The main focus of interest is the exhibition and placement of contemporary visual art that interacts with arabic culture especially with the arabic language.

Our goal is to explore the manifold approaches of interaction and interconnection between these genres.

we include public discussions, workshops, lectures and film screenings.

Site: Biblioteca Regional de Murcia

Dates: 29th October 2010 - 9th december 2010

Opening: 28th of october at 20:00.

MANIFESTA 8 Parallel Events

Invisible Boundaries is a multidisciplinary project specifically directed towards the Arabic language as a mediator and engine of a dialogue between cultures.
With the assistance of Mr Antonio Giménez Reillo professor of Arabic at the University of Murcia and the artist Youssef Tabti together they will develop a collaborative project with students in Arabic.

The presentation will take the form of a visual and sound installation but will also become a blog on the internet, accessible to everyone who wants to comment (anonymously or not) on these impressions and opinions about the concept.
Invisible Boundaries is a project form of work- in-progress and specially developed for Manifesta 8 EVENTOS PARALELOS .
This means that the project will develop with time.
A small group of students, under the direction of Mr. Giménez and Youssef Tabti, will contribute to the expansion of the installation.

New Informations about the project "Invisible Boundaries"


Blog from Antonio Germénez Reillo (in Spain)



MANIFESTA 8 Parallel Events incorporates a wide-reaching program of contemporary art projects in the Region of Murcia. Parallel Events is a program of artistics activities within the framwork of Manifesta 8, wich gathers together contemporary art exhibitions, performances and actions. Most of the projects have been specifically produces with other institutional activities. Manifesta 8 aims to create new links with Europe’s neighbouring regions. The subtext of Manifesta 8 is to investigate a dialoge with northern Africa.


Daily newspaper in Murcia, Spain

Cultura: Eventos Paralelos Manifesta 8

29.10.10 - 01:16 -

Las dificultades que plantea el lenguaje en la sociedad española, especialmente el árabe, y su comprensión por parte de los mediadores españoles formados en la universidad, han servido de base de trabajo para un proyecto artístico de Eventos Paralelos de Manifesta 8.
Se trata del proyecto pluridisciplinar 'Invisible Boundaries' alrededor del vídeo, la fotografía y la publicación en Internet que tiene cabida en Eventos Paralelos de Manifesta 8.
Ayer se inauguró en la Biblioteca Regional esta instalación que se podrá visitar hasta el 20 de noviembre y que ha realizado Youssef Tabti, en colaboración con el profesor de la Universidad de Murcia Antonio Giménez Reíllo.
'Invisible Boundaries' se orienta especialmente hacia la lengua como elemento mediador y motor de un diálogo entre culturas. Con la ayuda del profesor Jiménez, profesor de árabe de la UMU, se desarrollará este proyecto en colaboración con sus estudiantes de árabe. De lo que se trata es de hacer público durante la bienal Manifesta 8 una labor a la que normalmente sólo tiene acceso un reducido número de universitarios.
A través del vídeo y el comentario se pretenderá desentrañar los diferentes métodos de aprendizaje del árabe y, sobre todo, dar la palabra a los estudiantes mediante entrevistas individuales acerca de sus dudas e impresiones sobre las sociedades árabe y española de hoy en día. La forma de presentar este proyecto será mediante una instalación audiovisual, pero también a través de un blog en Internet, accesible a todo el que desee comentar, anónimamente o no, y dejar sus impresiones y opiniones acerca del concepto. Invisible boundaries se irá desarrollando progresivamente.
La instalación se verá engrosada por un pequeño grupo de estudiantes bajo la dirección del profesor Jiménez. El blog será mantenido y alimentado constantemente.
Por otra parte, la Bienal organiza en Cartagena para mañana un día lleno de actividades y momentos para compartir y conocer las distintas exposiciones. Comenzará el día con un desayuno en el paseo marítimo y acabará con un concierto en la prisión de San Antón. Actividades para toda la familia acompañados de un equipo de mediadores de arte que ayudarán a conocer mejor las exposiciones.

Students of Arabic language by prof. Antonio Giménez Reillo


View of the exhibition „Invisible Boundaries“ at the library of Murcia, Spain 2010

Premiere der Videoinstallation von Youssef Tabti, Friedhofskapelle

Kapelle auf dem Friedhof Bernadottestraße Hamburg
6. Juni - 12. Juni 2010

« Die protestantische Kirche versteht sich als eine „Kirche des Wortes“. Alles, was mit Bildern zu tun hatte, wurde kirchlicherseits über Jahrhunderte hinweg kaum beachtet oder kritisch beäugt bis verboten.
In den letzten Jahren hat im Verhältnis von Kunst, Kultur und Kirche ein Umdenken stattgefunden. Vorangetrieben wurde dies von Personen, die auf Seiten der Theologie wie auf Seiten der Kunst immer den Dialog miteinander gesucht haben, als Grenzgänger wie auch als überzeugte Vertreter ihrer Zunft. »* Dr. Julia Helmke, Pastorin, Hannover

Wie transformiert zeitgenössische Kunst zentrale Inhalte christlicher Überlieferung? Und welche Rolle spielt die Kunst im interkulturellen und interreligiösen Dialog?
Nach der Videoarbeit die « Zwei Blauen Augen » 2005 (3. Triennale der Fotografie) und « MUEZZIN »2007, (10.International Biennal in Istanbul) möchte der Künstler Youssef Tabti nun die Reihe mit einer Arbeit zu Identifikationsformen des Christlichen fortführen.
Anlässlich des 150-jährigen Bestehens des Friedhofes in der Bernadottestraße haben wir Herrn Youssef Tabti eingeladen, in der Kapelle des Friedhofs Bernadottestraße eine temporäre Arbeit zu realisieren.

Ansicht der Raum-Klanginstallation.
Rückprojektion auf Leinwand in der Mitte des Raumes hängend mit
synchronisierter Tonspur.
Fadenvorhang und Diskokugel

altonale Kunstpreis 2010

Am Donnerstag, den 10. Juni 2010, wurde der diesjährige Preis, der von der Behörde für Kultur, Sport und Medie- Stadt Hamburg gestiftet ist in der Alfred Schnittke Akademie International verliehen.
Der Gewinner des Kunstpreises ist Youssef Tabti - Viedeokünstler und Fotograf - mit einer multimedialen Videoinstallation zu betrachten in der Nautilus Buchhandlung, Friedensallee 9

Laeiszhalle Hamburg

Das Konzert wird teilweise inszeniert und an dem Abend aufgenommen danach bildnerisch gestaltet.

Februar 2010/ February 2010 / Elbphilharmonie Laieszhalle
Veranstalter: Barockwerk Hamburg

barockwerk hamburg
Musikalische Leitung Ira Hochman
Youssef Tabti Videoproduktion