* FILM WORK
deconarch.com interview with the artist about the
intersection of philosophy and architecture in
Nebe´s film work. The interiew is available
in German language only.
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The Interview "„Ich sehe Kunst als Moeglichkeit,
aus Antworten neue Fragen die generieren.“" has
been published on deconarch.com, 13th october 2011
The essay "Crushing Shadows" by art historian
Rebecca Schoensee has been published in HUMANIZE
MAGAZINE, issue 8, pg. 44-61. The essay describes
the video art series Philosophical Cartoons as an
experience "driving full speed against the wall
only to find out that you just crushed into a some
kind of hyper nothingness".
Humanize Magazine is a completely bilingual
publication (Spanish and English) that deals with
indie and alternative culture in an innovative
The complete essay is available only in English.
Humanize Magazine issue 8, october
"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."
The essay "Tunes of Trauma" by Rebecca Schoensee
describes the intriguing visual play of the video
series "Totem Toons" as interaction of trauma and
female/male role models.
"Tunes of Trauma" has been published in Humanize
Magazine, issue 9, p. 26-35
Humanize Magazine issue 9, february
"Some people have legs but no reason to dance.
Others have none yet fields they waltz through are
infinite. Legs are overrated most days."
The essay "Video Artists on Video Art, Joas
Sebastian Nebe´s Encyclopedic Cartoons"
presents a choice of artist voices on one of
Nebe´s big video projects.
"Video Artists on Video Art" has been published in
Humanize Magazine, issue 10, p. 16-27
Humanize Magazine issue 10, may 2011
"Nebe in a clever move takes the reason prisoner,
only to appoint reason to be the king of his game
of chess. He calls for a close review of the
encyclopedia of our philosophical and cultural
foundations. In his opinion reason has the
potential to direct a path away from the horror
vacui he is depicting."
The essay "Gaming Into Mindfulness" by Rebecca
Schoensee analyses the interaction between pattern
and words on the screen and viewer´s
expectation in Joas Sebastian Nebe´s film
The essay "Gaming Into Mindfulness" has been
published in Humanize Magazine, issue 11, p.
Humanize Magazine issue 11, july 2011
The essay "Schattenhaus, Ein Nachtstueck" by art
historian Rebecca Schoensee
The essay is about shadow house sculptures and
figurative paintings of the 1990´s
It´s only in German available
"Schattenhaus" article, essay by
Rebecca Schoensee (in German only)
Only avalable as printed version:
"Yet although the imagery is tied to a concrete
city, it is not subjected to common perception.
Rather than sharing the spectator's perspective by
listing popular sights, Nebe alienates the
familiar by picking four scenes consisting of
static (architecture) and moving (traffic)
elements, in order to fragment, rearrange and
precipitate them almost beyond recognition. This
blend of a specified and an abstracted site
parallels the audio-visual experience of a person
not familiar with the sights, sounds and speed of
urban life. Overwhelmed by the size of
architecture and the dynamics of traffic such a
person would hardly be able to focus on individual
human beings. Consequently individuals are
substituted by dummies – indistinct shapes
constituting “just another brick in the wall.” "
The essay "Machine Fair by Joas Sebastian Nebe" by
Charlotte Lindenberg focuses on the overwhelming
Machine Fair´s images´s impact on
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Art enthusiasts. It is an Art Magazine of new
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The essay "Machine Fair by Joas Sebastian Nebe"
has been published in The Visual ArtBeat Magazine,
issue 8, 2012, Index no. 35.
Visual ArtBeat Magazine, issue 8,
international group exhibition, curated by Simone
Kraft, Kunstverein Viernheim, Germany
e-catalogue, only in German available
"Ich moechte den Betrachter durch Unterhaltung zum
Nachdenken verfuehren", Interview with Joas
Sebastian Nebe, pp. 34-37