JOAS NEBE

 

* INTRODUCTION
* PAINTING
* SCULPTURE
* FILM WORK
   PHILOSOPHICAL CARTOONS
   CLIMATE CHANGE CARTOONS
   TOTEM TOONS
   ENCYCLOPEDIC CARTOONS
   LETTERS + WORDS
   GRAMMAR
   NON SENSE + NON FICTIONAL
   PROVERB PICTURES
   LANDMARK
   MOUNTAINS + VALLEYS
   PARADISE GARDENS + SPA
   FOOD CHAIN
   NIGHTMARE
   ROBOTS AND MACHINES
   CITIES + FACTORIES
   TIME + SPACE
   ROOMS
   DARK PLACES
   GAMBLING
   EXPECTATIONS
   OPERA
   POSTCARDS
   BILDERBOGEN
   PATTERNS
* ARTICLES
* EXHIBITIONS
* BIOGRAPHY
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THE GRAMMAR SERIES/GANGLAND
multi channel video


In human evolution language comes into being for making the other understand oneīs own position.
Later humans developed tought pattern called ideologies.

Ideologies like the fascistīs or communistīs thought patterns, even some religious sectarianism turns grammar and words into a killing tool by deviding humans into followers and enemys. Crucial to ideologistīs abuse of grammar is turning itīs communication function into a order message system. The ideology dominated communication is a one way communication and language is used to mark the orders which are essential to the progress of revolution, riot and mass killing justified by the thought pattern of the "righteous few". This is the point where ideologistīs abuse of words meets with that of organized crime.

In nowadays language is not only the language of words but the language of images.
There is no difference between words and images, the grammar of language and the grammar of photography or movie.
Words tend to be more abstract. Images seem to tell us that "we get what we buy".
But this is not true. Images are as highly manipulating as words. They follow grammar rules as words do and the rules behind them have a great impact on what we think, we see in them. And "the grammar of images" allows an even deeper impact of behind-the-image thought pattern on the viewerīs mind.




THE GRAMMAR series/GANGLAND: VERB, 2013/2014, 43sec excerpt

shown at:
2017, WORD PLAY, Forest Gate Arts, London UK
2015, ART VIDEO ISRAEL, 1st edition, Independent Square, Netanya, Israel



THE GRAMMAR series/GANGLAND: SUBJUNCTIVE/dreAMLAND, 2013/2014, 50sec excerpt

shown at:
2017, WORD PLAY EXHIBTION, NEWHAM WORD FESTIVAL, Forest Gate Arts, London, UK
2016, GAPE 09, Plateau Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014, TIME IS LOVE.7 (SHOW 5), Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014, TIME IS LOVE.7 (SHOW 4), Vovatanya Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2014, TIME IS LOVE.7 (SHOW 3), Pink Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2014, TIME IS LOVE.7 (SHOW 2), Galerie Talmart, Paris, France





THE GRAMMAR series/GANGLAND: ADVERB: NOW, 2013/2014, 20sec excerpt


shown at:
2017, WORD PLAY, Forest Gate Arts, London, UK
2016, GAPE 09, Plateau Gallery, Berlin, Germany


other works from THE GRAMMAR series/GANGLAND shown at:
2015, VIDEOFORMES 2015, Festival international dīarts numerique, Clermond-Ferrand, France
2014, MADATAC 6 -Contemporary Festival of New Media Arts & Advanced Audio Visual Technologies, Madrid, Spain
2014, ARCANUM 2014 FESTIVAL, DīClinic Studios, Lendaya, Slovenia
2014, ARCANUM 2014 FESTIVAL, Festival of Colors, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary


subject as well featuring publication:
Interview with Joas Nebe on his OPERA serial conducted by curators JOSH RYDER and BARBARA SCOTT, ARTiculAction Contemporary Art Review, anniversary edition, may 2016, link