The Room Project:
And Feeling Bad Rooms
27May- 6June 2021
THE ROOM SERIES
Rooms are essential sources for the home-coming feeling everybody develops during life. Our private rooms are filled up with psychological projections, unfilled wishes, hopes and dreams. But there are psychological rooms, too, filled with emotions, expectations, all kind of mental energy, may it be positive or negative.
The Room Project is built up of several video works, mostly one channel. Each work is regarding a profession, a special kind of room (e.g. a stage, a show case, a castles room etc.), intermingled with linguistic meaning of the profession, the room and language itself.
Important aspects of this project is the shifting of perception focus within every single video work of the body of works from the project. Some video works will be named after existing rooms, e.g. in private homes, castles etc.. Other video works will have the title and play with the idea and the connotation of a word, e.g. glass case, Mountainrange, and bring together the linguistic meaning which is important for communication with some associations rooted in the mental and psychological status of a person. The outcome will be a "big house" consisting of at least 10-20 rooms, each room dedicated to special emotions, professions, or linguistic meanings.
I envision the project being staged on the web site where all "video rooms" could be entered and trespassed, entering one "video room" after another as a visitor would do entering the real life location, a
house, a castle etc. Another presetation modus could in real space where as many as "video rooms" exist, little screening rooms would be presented to the audience. Each screening room is thought to be presenting one certain "video room" and every visitor would be forced to enter one to see all "video rooms" (so each screening room is showing only one "video room” in loop. All videos are 4min 0sec in duration. This presentation modus is based on how people percept a architectural setting in real life.
Joas Nebe, who holds degrees in psychology and literature, is a self-taught artist born in Hamburg but now located in South Germany. After a few years in Berlin, he decided to move south, close to the French and Swiss border. Important exhibits include the artist´s “Climate Change Cartoons“ on display on exhibition "Letters from the Sky" which accompanied the Durban UN conference on Climate Change 2011 in South Africa and "Machine Fair"- a film about the mechanical site of a metropolis- shown at Museum of Modern Art, Moscow as part of "Now&After" screening in 2012. Other film works has been shown at the 25th Festival Les Instants Video (Biblioteca Alexandrina, Cairo), Videoformes Festival 2014 and 2015, Sustain Our Africa, Madatac 3, 4, 5, 6 Competitive Official International Selection (Madrid), Papy Gyros Nights 2016 Hong Kong/ ART_TECTURE, In 24hours: Future Visions (SHIFT:ibpcpa) 2020, just to name a few.