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Armin Linke_the appearance of that which cannot be seen
Armin Linke was born in 1966 and lives in Berlin. As a photographer and filmmaker he analyses the formation, the "Gestaltung" of our natural, technological and urban environment, perceived as a diverse space of continuous interaction. His 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 artists, designers, architects, historians and curators, narratives are procured on the level of multiple discourses.
Armin Linke will discuss with OSA the The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen, an exhibition run in Milan in which were shown 120 photographs taken from his personal archive. For more than twenty years Armin Linke has been travelling extensively in the attempt of photographing the effects of the comprehensive transformation of infrastructures, and the interlinking of post-industrial society through digital information and communications technologies. His works have recorded the profound economic, environmental, and technological changes that shape our device-based world.