Brochure with 2 signed and numbered C-prints. Edition 400 copies
Over the years Armin Linke is creating a vast archive of human activity. Commissioned to develop an artwork for the new Sciences Po Library in Paris, Linke took his chance to shoot a large series of photographs inside the library and inside a few leading economic and cultural institutions in Paris: C2RMF - Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France; BNP Paribas; Conseil d'Etat and Conseil Constitutionel; Ministère de l'Économie, de Finances et du Commerce extérieur; CGT Conféderation générale du travail; Musée du Louvre. By photographing unnoticed parts of their interiors in a detailed and neutral way, Linke manages to reveal invisible activities of the institutions and at the same time restore beauty in these sites. After installing a permanent exhibition at the library, a brochure was produced to finish the project. We decided to offer this brochure together with 2 original prints. The book reflects on the entire project by giving insight in Linke's work and the genisis of the commission while the prints are open for interpretation, which is also the case for the visitors of the library.
Texts in French and English by Bruno Latour, Eva Bellinghausen, Anastassia Makridou-Bretonneau, Valérie Pihet, Armin Linke, Sylvain Gouraud.
"Linke, as his name indicates, is an analyst of the concealed places of connectivity. A philosopher of interior envelopes and confined spaces, inside which, unbeknownst to us, our destinies are cast. But a philosopher who has at hand, instead of a pen or keyboard, a superb optic and, behind him an immense digital archive." Bruno Latour