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: Magical History Tour - City Symphonies

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Les yeux sans visage

Les yeux sans visage Eyes Without a Face

Georges Franju France/Italy 1959 With Pierre Brasseur 35 mm OV/EnS 82 min

Introduced by Anne-Kathrin Reulecke
arsenal cinema: IntroSpective Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano are our guests

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Carmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst Is Your Waffen

La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul

The Outs

Ela Troyano: Program 1

Carmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst Is Your Waffen 1994 16 mm 30 min

La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul 2007 Beta 60 min

The Outs 2012 Mini DV 10 min

Ela Troyano in conversation with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus
arsenal cinema: IntroSpective Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano are our guests

09:15 pm Cinema 2

Marcello Cycle

Mishpachat Doron

Nuke Baby


Girls Can't Help It

World Peace

Uzi Parnes: Structuralism and Sex

Marcello Cycle 1977 Super8 12 min

Mishpachat Doron 1977–1978 35 mm Slide Show 6 min

Nuke Baby 1979–1980 35 mm Slide Show 3 min

Krazie 1979 Super8 38 min

Girls Can't Help It 1986 Super8 10 min

World Peace 1987 Super8 10 min

Uzi Parnes in conversation with Daniel Hendrickson