Postcard Geometry series

Joas Nebe

Postcards are memorabilia as photos on your smartphone or videos are.

But your brain doesn’t work that way. It re-processes all memory, the older the longer the stranger, turning memory into something intermingle with contemporary experiences. That’s how our brain is functioning. And that’s okay, because this functioning helps coping with traumatic experiences.

Nevertheless the processing of the brain, re-interpreting memories of audiovisual, tactical and olfactory origins is affecting in the same way the memory which are precious to us, because they are only positive and are coming from e.g. our vacation in an expensive resort in the Caribbean.

As far as psychologists are with their research even this with positive emotion connected memories are worked over and over again, until nothing is left than the images we shot with our smartphones or the images contained in postcards, at least older generations used to send to their friends, relatives and beyond.

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. 2021 Joas Nebe received the Audience Award at 1st International Conceptual Art Biennale in Latvia and 2023 the 5th International Prize Leonardo da Vinci and the 1st International Pegasus Price for The Arts for Artistic Merits, 1st International Price Michelangelo for merits in Artistic Research and Stylistic Value of the body of work and Career Art Award for life time achievement by Foundation Effetto Arte, Italy.