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
* NEWS
* CONTACT

I feel a burning desire to break the spell and to step out into the open to take a deep breath of the fresh salty fall air. As I feel the wind caressing my lungs, I hear Nebe’s “Totems Toons” uttering a faint, sardonic chuckle.

“Totem toons” consist of four video pieces, each connoting a different animal. Nebe uses analogue photographs of abandoned houses on empty street views. Cloud pictures, layered and set into motion are added to the composition. Pairing into doubles, the four pieces work on the theme of mirror stages, and the landscapes of the psyche. The compositional structure of the work leads towards a juxtaposition of alienated outer “corpora” and the bodily inside. As the “totems” emerge during the course of gazing through the polygenic frames, they function as utopian body phantoms and ciphers for tabooed spaces.

(Rebecca Schoensee, "Tunes Of Trauma", Humanize Magazine, issue 9, p. 26-35), Humanize Magazine issue 9, february 2011





PEACOCK, 2010, 01min excerpt




GIRAFFE, 2010, 01min excerpt



ANT, 2010, 01min excerpt


shown at:
2010 Virion, Kelvin Grove Urban Screening Network, Brisbane, Australia



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