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Face mask mandatory. Social distancing must be respected.Alpi
is the result of seven years of research on contemporary perspectives of the landscape of the Alpine region, juxtaposing places and situations across all eight bordering nations where four different languages are spoken. In the film, the Alps are encountered like an island that is connected to various global transformations. ‘We undertook many journeys in the alpine region, which, ironically, led us as far as Dubai.’ The film shows the Alps as a key location, owing to its delicacy and the importance of its environment, where one can observe and study complex social, economic and political relationships. In contemporary Europe, the Alps are a hotbed for modernity and its illusions.
‘Going to the Alps? Thinking of trekking outdoors? Dreaming of skiing in Switzerland? Watch Armin Linke′s film first. Beware. You will always be inside, deep inside laboratories, factories, ski resorts, or Swiss bunkers hidden in the mountains. Armin Linke has succeeded in doing with film what he has been doing for years with photography: situate the envelopes inside which our existence unfolds. This is the most uncritical film ever made about the utter artificiality of the modern world. But “uncritical” has to be taken just as positively as “artificial”.’ Bruno Latour, 2011Alpi
A film by: Armin Linke
Based on a research project of: Piero Zanini, Renato Rinaldi and Armin Linke
Duration: 62 minArmin Linke
(b. 1966, Milan) is a photographer and filmmaker. Linke has held solo shows at Columbia University (GSAPP), Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, New York (2020); Matera 2019 - European Capital of Culture, Matera (2019); Istituto di Scienze Marine (CNR-ISMAR), Venice (2018); Forum Ludwig, Aachen (2017); PAC, Milan (2016).