JOAS NEBE

 

* INTRODUCTION
* PAINTING
* SCULPTURE
* FILM WORK
   PHILOSOPHICAL CARTOONS
   CLIMATE CHANGE CARTOONS
   TOTEM TOONS
   ENCYCLOPEDIC CARTOONS
   LETTERS + WORDS
   GRAMMAR
   NON SENSE + NON FICTIONAL
   SUBURBAN
   PUDDLES + PONDS
   MOUNTAINS + VALLEYS
   PARADISE GARDENS + SPA
   FOOD CHAIN
   NIGHTMARE
   MONSTERS
   ROBOTS AND MACHINES
   CITIES + FACTORIES
   TIME + SPACE
   ROOMS
   DARK PLACES
   GAMBLING
   EXPECTATIONS
   OPERA
   SCHAUKASTEN
   BILDERBOGEN
   PATTERNS
* ARTICLES
* EXHIBITIONS
* BIOGRAPHY
* NEWS
* CONTACT




TIME + SPACE


Reality is gone. Only shivers of reality survive. Worst then modern times, e.g. collages of DADA artists. Shivers are so many times broken that they cannot be put together again in order to re-construct reality or an adequate image of reality.

That means, reality is lost, out of reach forever. Mental landscapes and theoretical assumption, ideologies take over uncontrolled forever.






THE CLOCKWORK TOY, single channel video, 2020, 1min 15sec excerpt of 4min 11sec

‘Clockwork Toy’ footage is based on footage shot on the occasion of this years Mardi Gras parade in Southern Germany. The Mardi Gras parade was held one week before the outbreak of COVID-19 in Southern Germany and Alsace, France. The footage has been altered to nearly abstract pattern. These patterns are oscillating between recognisable part [a mask, a part of a costume] and really abstract pattern, maybe similar to a kaleidoscope.


shown at:
2021, 1st INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL MY STYLE, Kaunas, Latvia
2021, ABSTRACT MUSE IN TOGETHERNESS OF DIVERSITY, UK
2020, THE WORLD TAKES A BREATH, Paperplane Consulting, NYC, USA
2020, WINDOWS INTO THE WORLD, Chico Arts Center, CA, USA
2020, SPHERE - WORLD CINEMA CARNIVAL, Official Selection, India




OUT OF SIGHT: SURFACE + OCEAN


More then ever the pandemic made us understand how low our knowledge is about the things we see or do not see: the surface of earth and ocean, the universe. NASA, ESA and others made us understand how planets, red giants, dwarfs, black holes and debris in our sun system might look like by putting the information collected into images. Information taken by ultraviolet, x-ray and warmth detecting cameras etc. make visible the part of our world and universe, invisible to our human perception system.

In the first place this scientific instruments are constructed to explore different kind of information the human perception system is not made for. In a second step the information must be made understandable for a human brain, a human eye. This goal is accessed by translation of the received information into images in many cases.

Otherwise the signals (and there are only signals, no movie-like-pictures) would be only understood by specialised scientist, who are trained to read the information matrix. And even the specialist are not specialised enough to understand in every case every detail.

Moreover the detected informations are as reliable as the tool that collects the informations. The tool collecting informations is only as good as the human brain of the constructor/researcher is in imaging the unseen and unknown.

The more specialised researchers are, the less they are able to imagine that there is something else in a different field, which is issue of other specialised researchers.

So this installation is about our non-understanding, our ignorance, nurtured by specialists, by our time and ourselves.

The footage for this video installation is altered stockage of a birthday bouquet given to my last birthday in 2019, altered by different software in order to show, how less we know about ourselves, our surrounding, our world, our planet and universe.





OUT OF SIGHT: SURFACE + OCEAN, single channel video, 2020, 2min32sec of 15min38sec



awarded with:
2021, @doityourself_art Instagram takeover Residency, UK

OUT OF SIGHT: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORLD

Flower bouquets are an important part of our culture. You are giving them to every person´s birthday, and at any other holiday, e.g. easter, Christmas, Valentine´s day etc..

Flower bouquets harbor an enigma. Every single branch is expression of the evolutional drive and every single blossom is what evolution describes as final outcome. Why should evolution allow blossoms to exist…? What evolutionary sense do they make?

Flowers in outer space wouldn’t survive, although Japanese florists tried to send a flower bouquet to outer space.

Flowers are representing what we are. Flowers are standing for what we love- even in a pandemic. Flowers are the future, in case they survive…Flowers and blossoms are so fragile.

Water is the source of life. We are searching for water on the moon, on mars, on every planet we are stranding. If there is water, there used to be life. On the moon we found water, on the mars likewise. Water is still essential for flower bouqouts to survive a short period of time on earth. They are cut from their roots. If they don’t get water, they are dead in a minute.

Every flower needs water to survive for a short or longer period of time. Even cut flowers used in bouquets. Nevertheless flowers in a bouquet are dying flowers, even if water allows them to live a little longer than without.

The paradoxe is that cutting flowers are alive but at the same moment they are dead. Maybe this is how the world construction looks like…?




OUT OF SIGHT: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORLD, 4k, single channel video, 2021, 1m38s excerpt from 12m50s



THE END OF THE WORLD


The existence of our planet depends on light. Light that comes from the sun. Solar eruptions spread small particles to us everyday. Some day, maybe millions of years from now the sun will turn into a white dwarf and the energy supply will stop. That will be the end of the world.

Based on footage, shot during Mardi Gras final celebration 2018, abstract patterns are produced to remember the meaning of light to all kind of lifeforms.




THE END OF THE WORLD, single channel video, 2020, 2m26s


THE DANCE 2

‘Dance 2’ footage was shot on an open air Berlin dancefloor in 2011. The footage has been remastered into more or less abstract patterns, which turn again and again over into recognisable parts of dancers. ‘Dance 2’ is a perfect example for the human basic need for socialising, which is interrupted now by the drive to distance from each other. Like in human relations this two drives are basic.





THE DANCE, single channel video, 2013 - 2019, 1min 17sec excerpt



shown at:
2020, WINDOW INTO THE WORLD, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, USA
2020, THE WORLD TAKES A BREATH, Paperplane Consulting, NYC, USA
2019, SHORT PETTING(S), Kino Klub Split, Split, Kroatia