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HKW: Earth Indices – Processing the Anthropocene. An exhibition by Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt | until 17.10.2022

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The exhibition Earth Indices by artists Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt explores the scientific and social conditions that are producing the new geological age of the Anthropocene.

Image above: © Giulia Bruno und Armin Linke (Nona Chiariello)

How can the changes in the Earth system be traced? Who is writing the chronicle of the planet? And what tools and practices make the Earth’s transformations legible? For two years, Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke accompanied the research of the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) on the geological inventory of the new Earth age. Earth Indices is the result of this close collaboration between the two artists and the many scientists involved. The designer Linda van Deursen has created a graphic register that makes the polyphonic character of this research project transparent.

The exhibition shows both the places and landscapes explored by the scientists and the complex steps in the laboratories where sediments are translated into interpretable data. Earth Indices takes a look at the diverse exchange and coordination processes of the research process and sheds light on the specific procedures for producing geological evidence. The result is a multi-layered archive that documents and interrogates the process of the emergence of a new geological epoch.


HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures)
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten


Friday, 20. May until Monday, 17. October 2022

Daily (except Tue), 12:00 – 8:00 pm

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