The Italian-German artist presents a photographic project based on the television show Games Without Frontiers. Special attention is paid to the 1995 TV episode that took place in Castello Sforzesco in Milan: an architecturally monumental scenery, a backdrop enriched with ephemeral sets for the sports challenge broadcast in “Eurovision”.
Armin Linke was born in 1966 and lives in Berlin.As a photographer and filmmaker he combines a range of contemporary image-processing technologies in order to blur the borders between action and reality. His artistic practice is concerned with the different possibilities of dealing with photographic archives and their respective manifestations, as well as with the interrelations and transformative powers of urban, architectural or spatial functions and the human interaction with these environments. Through work with his own archive, as well as with other historical archives, Linke challenges the conventions of photographic practice, with a strong emphasis on how photography is installed and displayed. When the artist takes a collective approach to producing and curating together with artists, designers, architects, historians and curators, the outcome is multifaceted. He was Research Affiliate at MIT Visual Arts Program Cambridge, guest professor at the IUAV Arts and Design University in Venice and professor in photography at the University for Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfG).