Michael Obrist [feld72] in conversation with Armin Linke about „The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen“
An installation with different strategies of presenting images as cultural objects and interactive material as an interactive landscape, which questions how processes and institutions that shape our world can be depicted and represented.
Armin Linke is a photographer and filmmaker combining a range of contemporary image processing technologies to blur the border between fiction and reality. Linke indagates the formation – so called Gestaltung – of the natural, technological and urban environment in which we are living. Armin Linke´s oeuvre – photographs and films – function as tools to become aware of the different design strategies. Through working with his own archive, as well as with other media archives, Linke challenges the conventions of photographic practice, whereby the questions of how photography is installed and displayed become increasingly important. In a collective approach with other artists, as well as with curators, designers, architects, historians, philosophers and scientists, the narratives of his works expand on the level of multiple discourses.
Linke was research affiliate at the MIT Cambridge, USA, guest professor at the IUAV Venice and professor at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfG). Currently he is guest professor at ISIA Urbino, Arts at CERN guest artist and artist in residence at the Kunsthistorishes Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. Linke’s works have been exhibited internationally. His installation Alpi won the special prize at the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture and Image Capital was awarded the Kubus.Sparda Art Prize in 2019.
2h, 2 ECTS