Back in Town-Exhibition View) is from the soundscape (Project that I realized in Istanbul, Turkey 2010) of the main exhibition room, which also functioned as the sound space for my work.
Catalogue BACK IN TOWN (extract) by Andreas Schlaegel
"Youssef Tabti and architect Erich Pick share a common interest in officious forms of presentation and architecture as a mirror for psychosozial and institutional conditions. With their consecutive series of posters and sound-based artworks, they want to invite the viewer to engage with art and architecture politically as well, and to broadly articulate her/his desires and demands concerning architecture and co-existence. In their presentations with a layout akin to advertising posters (and accentuated by Youssef Tabti's tonal landscape), they present an imaginary, erroneous organisation, Urban Sounscape LLP, wich purports to offer as a service acoustic design for private or public buildings ("Improving sensitivity to quality in SETTLEMENTS" as one posters calls it). Yet their own PR methodes expose this business as a satirical attack on in current town planning, euphemistically termed "Urban design".
Edited by Peter Heidenwag and Corinna Koch