June 2012, arsenal cinema

German premiere: ALPI

ALPI, 2011

DCP is not only a new format for cinema films but also a new medium in visual art. We present the German premiere of Armin Linke's ALPI(2011), the result of seven years of research about perceptions of the landscape of the Alps and a journey which took in the eight bordering nations, and even Dubai. The film does not depict the Alps from the point of view of alpine romanticism nor as a source of nature, but firmly grounds them in today's Europe as a hotbed of modernity and its illusions. It is no coincidence that Armin Linke shot the film in analogue 16mm and then transferred it to the DCP format.

"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, 2011)

Based on a research project of Piero Zanini, Renato Rinaldi and Armin Linke.

We are pleased to welcome Armin Linke, as well as the writer and curator Doreen Mende, to the premiere. (17.6.)

arsenal cinema: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

11:00 am Cinema 2


Was ist Kino? Farbenspiele 2

Was ist Kino? Farbenspiele 2 Color plays 2

Experimental film program

Moderated by Stefanie Schlüter
arsenal cinema: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

11:00 am Kino 1


Kolloquium der Deutschen Kinemathek

Restoring Avant-Garde Films (Mark Toscano, Academy Archive, Los Angeles) In englischer Sprache

arsenal cinema: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

01:30 pm Kino 1


Kolloquium der Deutschen Kinemathek

Digitizing the Experimental Film Collection of EYE: A Critical Survey of Possibilities and Challenges (Simona Monizza, EYE Film Institut, Amsterdam) In englischer Sprache

15.15: Lebendige Archive – Archivarbeit als künstlerische und kuratorische Praxis der Gegenwart (Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Arsenal)

16.45: Das Kinderkolloquium präsentiert seine Ergebnisse

arsenal cinema: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

06:00 pm Cinema 2


Going Underground II

Going Underground II: Avant-garde films from the Academy Archive, Los Angeles

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Le fils de l'autre

Shéhérazade et le délice casher

Le fils de l'autre The Other Son Lorraine Lévy France 2012 DCP OV/EnS 110 min

Showing first: Shéhérazade et le délice casher

Scheherazade and the Kosher Delight Agnès Caffin France 2010 35 mm OV/EnS 20 min

arsenal cinema: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Going Underground III

Going Underground III: Avant-garde films from the EYE Film Institut, Amsterdam

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

09:30 pm Cinema 1


Stephen Fry: Wagner and Me

Stephen Fry: Wagner and Me Patrick McGrady UK 2010 DigiBeta OV/GeS 88 min