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: IntroSpective Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano are our guests

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Sex Piers

Queer Love Poem

Seven Days With the Same Dick

Happy Mother's Day



Uzi Parnes: Queer Love – The HOMOVIES

Sex Piers 1978–1983 Slide Show

Queer Love Poem 1991 Super 8 12 min

Seven Days With the Same Dick 1992 Mini DV 17 min

Happy Mother's Day 1993 Mini DV 5 min

Batterer 1995 Mini DV 28 min

Memorimorti 2010 Mini DV 23 min

Uzi Parnes in conversation with Daniel Hendrickson
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - City Symphonies

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Suite Habana

Suite Habana Suite Havanna

Fernando Pérez Cuba 2003 35 mm without dialogue 80 min

arsenal cinema: IntroSpective Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano are our guests

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Latin Boys Go To Hell

David Does Venus

Ela Troyano: Program 2

Latin Boys Go To Hell 1997 Beta 66 min

David Does Venus and other short films 1984 – 1989 16 mm 40 min

Ela Troyano in conversation with Jürgen Brüning