For more than twenty years, Armin Linke’s photographs have documented the effects of globalization, the transformation of cities into megacities, and the interconnectedness of post-industrial society resulting from digital information and communication technology.
For The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen, scientists and theorists were invited to engage with Linke’s photographic archive, now comprising more than twenty thousand images. In close cooperation with the artist, different images have been selected and discussed to be presented in various combinations. The selections form a changing topology of dialogs, fostering new internal relationships and different modes of occupation of the exhibition space.
Linke’s four settings – focusing on pivotal topics such as smart technology, big data, climate change, and Industry 4.0 – are presented within the programme of GLOBALE, an experimental laboratory presented by the ZKM Karlsruhe.
GLOBALE: Armin Linke, The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen Setting 1: Until October 11, 2015; Setting 2: From October 14 to November 15, 2015; Setting 3: From November 18 to December 13, 2015; Setting 4: From December 16 to January 31, 2016 ZKM | Center for Art And Media Lorenzstraße 19, Karlsruhe (Germany) www.zkm.de