In his collages and sculptures Pascal Häusermann (born in 1973 in Chur, Switzerland, living in Zurich) explores different images of masculinity, ranging from businessmen to science-fiction heroes.
However, clichés are undermined by quotes from texts that boycott the obvious. In his installation “Die grosse Ernüchterung” he alludes to Rodin’s famous thinker. But in contrast to the historic model, an icon of pondering and philosophizing, Häusermann presents a thinker without a head. The original quote is symbolically deprived of content. The light-emitting boxes that are part of the installation read “Die grosse Ernüchterung” (Big Disillusions) and reinterpret our initial visual perception. This statement reflects the mood prevailing in art, in the individual, and in the world at large.