by Armin Linke
Documentary, Germany, 16mm, 2011, 60′


Saturday October 20, 15:00 | Cinema PORTOastra



Director Armin Linke

Director of Photography Armin Linke

Film Editing Giuseppe Ielasi

Sound Renato Rinaldi

Produced and Ditributed by Studio Armin Linke

Official site



Alpi is the result of seven years of research by artist Armin Linke on contemporary perceptions of the landscape of the Alps, juxtaposing places and situations across all eight bordering nations and spanning the territories of four languages. The Director and his crew undertook many journeys in the alpine region, which, ironically, led them as far as Dubai. The film shows the Alps as a key location, owing to its delicacy and environmental importance, where one can observe and study the complexity of social, economic, and political relationships







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



Armin Linke was born in 1966 in Milan. As a photographer and filmmaker he is combining different mediums to blur the border between fiction and reality. Working on an ongoing archive on human activity and the most varied natural and man-made landscapes, his multimedia installation on the contemporary alpine landscape was awarded at the 9th Architecture Venice Biennale and at the Graz Architecture Film Festival. Linke has been a professor at IUAV Arts and Design University (Venice) and is Research Affiliate at MIT Visual Arts Program Cambridge. Since 2010 he has a professorship at HFG Karlsruhe. He works and lives in Berlin.





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Alpi (doc., 2011)

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