Earth Indices. Processing the Anthropocene, © Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke (Nona Chiariello)
Coral photo taken during diving trip to Flower Garden Banks, Photo by Kristine DeLong
Coring Searsville Reservoir, October 2018, Photo by Elizabeth A. Hadly, Stanford University
Line scan of the ice core from the Anthropocene GSSP candidate site Palmer Station in Antarctica, Photo: Daniel Emanuelsson, photomontage: NODE Berlin Oslo

May 19–Oct 17, 2022

Earth Indices

Processing the Anthropocene | An exhibition by Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke


May 20–Oct 17, 2022


Free admission

An exhibition by artists Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke explores the scientific and social conditions producing the new geological epoch, the Anthropocene

How do we make sense of the transformations in the Earth system? Who is writing the chronicle of the planet? What are the tools and practices that allow us to read Earth’s changes? Over the past two years, Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke have closely followed the research of the Anthropocene Working Group on the geological evidence for the new Earth epoch. Earth Indices is the result of a close collaboration between the two artists and the many scientists involved. A visual structure designed by Linda van Deursen highlights the polyphonic nature of this artistic research project.

The exhibition portrays both the natural landscapes from which sediments are extracted and the complex laboratory processes employed to transform the evidence into data that can be interpreted. Earth Indices focuses on the social interaction in which this scientific research takes place, shedding light on the specific procedures and tasks required for the production of geological evidence. In this way, a multilayered archive of the demarcating process for the new geological epoch emerges.

Part of Evidence & Experiment