Matera 2019

An exhibition by Armin Linke in collaboration with Giulia Bruno and Giuseppe Ielasi

From the first steam engine patented by James Watt to the treaties designed to combat global warming, the last three hundred years of climate history have been marked by a single significant force: the human race.
'Blind Sensorium' is about people and climate, based on artistic research over five years starting from the cultural space Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and developed by art and science institutions across the world.
'Blind Sensorium', created by the photographer and filmmaker Armin Linke, explores what the Nobel Prize winner Paul Cruzen defines as the 'Anthropocene', the geological era in which human beings have caused the geographical and climate changes that have shaped our planet, for better and for worse.
Photographs, documents, interviews and films will feature, as well as fieldwork, in Matera and throughout Basilicata. This project focuses on continuity, from the early primitive settlers who lived in the shadow of the Sassi to the latest scientific discoveries and the action we  need to take to protect our planet in the future.


Armin Linke, Germania

Anselm Franke, Germany

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