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.