Armin Linke, The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen

White cover with black font and lines.

Type of publication
Exhibition catalog
Author / Editor
Joerg Bader, Andreas Beitin, Philipp Ziegler (ed.)
Publishing house, place
Spector Books, Leipzig

For more than twenty years, Armin Linke has been photographing the effects of globalization, the wholesale transformation of infrastructures, and the networking of the
post-industrial society via digital information and communication technologies. His photographs show that the modern world is a massive profusion of data, where the material infrastructures, consisting of computer centres, data highways, and server rooms, are largely invisible.

For »The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen«, Linke invited scientists and theoreticians to examine his picture archive. Ariella Azoulay, Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel, Mark Wigley, and Jan Zalasiewicz made a selection of images and in the process opened up Linke’s photos to a variety of different readings.

With texts written by Ariella Azoulay, Lorraine Daston, Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel, Mark Wigley, Jan Zalasiewicz and Jan Wenzel.

395 pp., ill., paperback
Organization / Institution
ZKM⎪Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe