Space: Rene Schmitt Druckgraphik
Curation: Rene Schmitt
Ersatz is an art installation created by Leon Emanuel Blanck in 2019 for Rene Schmitt Druckgrafik. The name Ersatz is a German word for substitute, and the installation consists of a headless body, a counterpart, and hand-drawn construction plans. The piece was created during a time of distress and hardship for Blanck, following his move to Berlin. The word Ersatz reflects his personal feelings and emotions during this period, and the installation offers a unique perspective on the concept of substitution in life. Through his use of a headless body and construction plans, Blanck explores themes of loss, absence, and replacement, inviting viewers to contemplate the complexities of the human experience.
Photography: René Schmitt