Art at the service of science: presenting the exhibition by Armin Linke at Matadero Madrid

Fundació Sorigué and Matadero Madrid present the first individual exhibition by photographer and documentary maker Armin Linke entitled “Blind Sensorium: Visual Anthropology”, which can be visited in Matadero’s Nave 0 from 12 March to 20 May 2021.

Linke, who has been researching the Anthropocene for more than twenty years, puts forward this exhibition as a visual witness of the impact of human beings on the Earth and their climatic and economic consequences. From a rigorous — albeit reflective — perspective, Linke encourages us to take note of the critical situation the planet faces and the conflictive role humans and modern societies play on its transformation.

The video installation “Blind Sensorium” is the synthesis of the field work carried out by Armin Linke and his collaborators Giulia Bruno and Giuseppe Ielasi with the support of Fundació Sorigué. It combines photographs with recordings to produce a visual anthropology of climate change. Linke and his team have tracked down and interviewed scientists, politicians and activists and have had access to laboratories, data centres, political negotiation rooms, natural resource extraction sites and locations critical to the Earth’s ecosystems.

Fundació Sorigué, in accordance with Sorigué business group’s vision, supported Linke’s research to allow him to perform extensive field work and to create the project now shown in Matadero. This spport for the project “Blind Sensorium” by Armin Linke also reflects the commitment of the Sorigué group and its foundation with environmental challenges. This exhibition aims to generate synergies and collaborative projects with different public and private entities to support talent promotion and to contribute to cultural development.

This project is the second collaboration between Fundació Sorigué and Matadero. Last November, the institution lent its support for the installation “Pista de Baile” by artist Guillermo Santomá, whics takes part of the programme ‘Ciudad Bailar · Exagerar’.

Blind Sensorium: Visual Anthropology
From 12 March to 20 May 2021
Matadero Madrid. NAVE 0
Free entry until full occupancy

Tuesday to Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 12 pm to 9 pm
Closed on Monday
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the film will be shown at 5 pm and 6:42 pm.
On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, the film will be shown at 12 pm, 1:42 pm, 3:24 pm, 5:06 pm and 6:48 pm