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by Armin Linke
2011, 60′
Presented at Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival 2011
PROJECT BY: Piero Zanini, Renato Rinaldi, Armin Linke
SOUND: Renato Rinaldi
EDITING: Giuseppe Ielasi
COURTESY: the artist
Born from a collaborative project developed over seven years, Armin Linke’s film is an ‘archive within an archive’ of significant images, sounds and situations linked to the vast alpine territory. Developed in a disjointed manner to suggest possible travel itineraries, Alpi visually and physically takes us far away in space and time, running through the nations along the mountain range and beyond their borders, on to the artificial snow in Dubai, crossing the mountain spaces where the dimensions of work and leisure time intersect, including the cattle-drives of our anthropological roots. Photography, sound and editing present a faceted, articulated vision in accordance with the different representational levels of the Alps’ complex identity, suggesting different keys for interpretation on what they are and what they represent today, in reality and in the collective imagination, according to art and according to the sciences.
Photographer and filmmaker Armin Linke was born in Milan in 1966. While creating an archive-in-progress centered on human activities, landcapes, and their interactions, he has shown his work at many institutions and international exhibitions, including Klosterfelde, Berlin (2007), National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest (2006), Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris (2005), 9a Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Biennale di Venezia (2004), 50a Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia (2003). His multimedia installation on the contemporary alpine landscape won a prize at the 9th Biennale di Architettura in Venice and at the Graz Architecture Film Festival.
His project Lampedusa, The Day After. Prospettive Visive (Visual Perspectives), was presented at Villa Romana (Florence 2011). Professor at HfG Karlsruhe, Guest Professor at the IUAV, Venice, and Research Affiliate at MIT Visual Arts Program Cambridge, he lives and works in Milan and Berlin.
Selected Filmography
2005 Asini Albini, Devon Rex, Alpi (videoproiezione, 3 canali); 2007 Nuclear Voyage; 2008 Flocking, Psagod Ramallah; 2009 Desertmed; 2010 Future Archaeology