(Germany) *1964 in Düren
Hauck’s pneumatic pillar constructions are not made of stone as their monumental forms suggest, but of inflated rubber. Structure and appearance are determined by an elaborate casting technique that conserves all traces of the original sculptural work. Hauck picks up the given architectural context, but relieves the pillars of their original requirement of holding and supporting, giving them a new context, which discloses itself above all in the central theme of materiality. In the connection of architectural shape and organic qualities Hauck finds new solutions for the treatment of the basic questions of sculpture.