by Markus Proschek
The city of Bad Gastein prominently displays a Sculpture of the artist Josef Thorak, who made a career as one of Hitlers most favoured sculptors. The sculpture, originally titled “Das Licht“, made 1944, was purchased by the city in 1952 and renamed. I took a mould from the original sculpture and used a part of it to cast a positive, changing the material from marble to soft beeswax(like the moulages used for medical studies in the last century). In the next step the copy was tattooed, using a motive from the archive of an Californian tattoo-artist, who covered the original swastika-sign on the thigh of a woman (propably member of some Neonazi-group) with the image of a rose.
|Tags||conceptual, subversive , gender, political, research|