Armin Linke, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Marine Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2016 © Armin Linke 2016
RADAR

Gallery of Futures

Patch 2 : Armin Linke - 2036

Exhibited from 7 October to 22 November 2020.

Armin Linke aims to denounce the unbridled exploitation of natural resources and its negative effect on the planet. In the late 20th century, the artist began to put together a photography and videography archive that portrays globalisation. He has recently focused on the few locations where the natural wealth has remained untouched: the ocean seabed. He takes us on an in-depth tour of our neurotic and obsessional economy, demonstrated in particular by the extraction of cobalt and copper. While drawing our attention to the lack of legislation regarding these issues, he reminds us that in 2019 a company became the first to obtain a permit for seabed mining, opening the door to lucrative profits, at a time when currently operating cobalt and copper mines will have depleted their resources by 2050.

Armin Linke, Protest against deep sea mining in the Bismarck Sea, Karkar Island, Papua New Guinea, 2017 © Armin Linke 2017
Armin Linke, Protest against deep sea mining in the Bismarck Sea, Karkar Island, Papua New Guinea, 2017 © Armin Linke 2017

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