In 1998 Joke participated in a three-month residency in a castle in former East Germany, where she created
the installation, dust house
. See Arts Dialogue, June 98
for another view and for a
description of these plaster ´shields´.
Approximately thirty branches emerged out of the knots in the floorboards in front of the shields. These branches determined in part the path visitors
could take in the space. They also affected the way people approached not only the nine shields or the slide projection but also the whole installation.
A tiny slide projection of a branch with leaves cut into figures was projected onto a skirting board near a corner, while the words ´dust house´ were
visible on the box covering the slide projector.