“The mighty hand” takes Rodin's work of the same name as a 3D replica and confronts it with components of an ultra-car from the Lamborghini brand (“Aventador”), a heavily alienated 3D scan of the sculpture “Flamme” (1963) by the sculptor Bernhard Heiliger, and one 3D scan of a modified kitsch fairy tale fountain “Marienborn” (2017) by Joachim Blank.
About the artist
Joachim Blank (b. 1963 in Aachen, lives in Berlin) is a visual artist who works with different media, materials and formats. In his life the confrontation with the digital world has become a central aspect of his own artistic practice. Blanks central question revolves about how media perception are changing the perception of materiality, how medial arguments are enrolled in the surfaces of the objects and are transforming them. It is about investigating the materiality of things and images, their outer appearance and physical presence in terms of surface-, meaning- and knowledge production of our time. The spectrum of his work ranges from collaborative network projects to space-related installations, sculptural and painterly works. As Blank & Jeron (with Karl Heinz Jeron) he realized early net art projects and installations (1993 – 2005). Since 2018 Blank & Jeron restarted their collaboration with Augmented Reality projects --> http://clubnetz.info. In 2021 they realized in collaboration with Sakrowski the AR-project https://simultaneity.xyz as a digital intervention in public space as part of "Art in Urban Space at Karl-Marx-Allee" Berlin.