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: Filmmakers' Choice

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Viragat a Napnak




Untitled Colourmation

Eye Music in Red Major

Witold Lutoslawski

Heat Shimmer

Viragat a Napnak Sára Sándor Hungary 1960 35 mm 10 min

Exù Christoph Janetzko Germany 1991 16 mm 9 min

Encounter Maria Lassnig USA 1970 16 mm 1 min

Guzik Teresa Badzian Poland 1965 35 mm 7 min

Untitled Colourmation Deborah S. Phillips Germany 1991 16 mm 1 min

Eye Music in Red Major Marie Menken USA 1961 16 mm 5 min

Witold Lutoslawski Aleksandra Padlewska Poland 1976 16 mm 17 min

Heat Shimmer Arthur & Corinne Cantrill Australia 1978 16 mm 9 min

Introduced by Deborah Phillips
arsenal cinema: UNTER SCHNEE – Film and radio play

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Unter Schnee. Hörspiel in zwei Teilen

Unter Schnee Two-part radio play

With Hanns Zischler, Yumiko Tanaka

Composer and Interpreter for Shamisen: Yumiko Tanaka

Realisation: Ulrike Ottinger Germany 2012

Part 1: 52 min / Part 2: 54 min

Ulrike Ottinger in person