A film by Armin Linke

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

Alpi, 2011, 16mm, transferred on Blu-ray/DCP,
5.1 sound, 16:9, colour, 60min
Camera: Armin Linke, Sound: Renato Rinaldi,
Editing: Giuseppe Ielasi

Alpi is the result of seven years of research on contemporary perceptions of the landscape of the Alps, juxtaposing places and situations across all eight bordering nations and spanning the territories of four languages. In the film, the Alps are encountered like an island that is connected to various global transformations. We undertook many journeys in the alpine region, which, ironically, led us as far as Dubai. The film shows the Alps as a key location, owing to its delicacy and environmental importance, where one can observe and study the complexity of social, economic, and political relationships. In the Europe of today, the Alps are a hotbed for modernity and its illusions.

- Armin Linke, 2010

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

Alpi trailer


upcoming screenings

TËNK, Lussas/FR
December 29, 2017 - Januar 2018
With an introduction by Joerg Bader, director of Centre de la Photographie Genève
October 4 - October 8: from 11am - 6pm

Bivy, Anchorage, AK
November 4 - November 24 2017
Opening Friday November 3, 2017, 5pm

Sala Spazio Alpino della Società Alpinisti Trentini
October 12, 2017

Center of Contemporary Art of Geneva, Cinéma Dynamo
October 3, 2017; 6:30pm
With an introduction by Joerg Bader, director of Centre de la Photographie Genève
October 4 - October 8: from 11am - 6pm
Centre de la photographie Genève
Cinéma Dynamo

OFF Biennale Budapest, Flying Kayak
MTA Konkoly Observatory
1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 15-17. Pingusson Park
September 09 - October 21, 2017
OFF Biennale Budapest

ARCHICINE - Saarart11 Architekturfilmtage
OpenAir Kino
Pingusson Park
Hohenzollernstr. 60
May 12, 2017; 21pm

Forum Ludwig, Aachen
March 30, 5pm; April 2, 2pm; April 6, 5pm; April 9, 2pm;
April 13, 5pm; April 16, 2pm; April 20, 5pm; April 23, 2pm;
April 27, 5pm; April 30, 2pm; May 4, 5pm; May 7, 2pm;
May 11, 5pm; May 14, 2pm; May 18, 5pm; May 21, 2pm;
May 25, 5pm; May 28, 2pm; June 1, 5pm; June 4, 2pm;
June 8, 5pm; June 11, 2pm; June 15, 5pm; June 18, 2pm
Forum Ludwig

Kinok - Cinema in der Lokremise, St. Gallen
April 18 2017, 8pm
Mit Einführung durch Köbi Gantenbein, Chefredakteur Hochparterre
April 26 2017, 19h
a-f-o Architektur im Film

past screenings

PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milano
October 16, 2016 - January 6, 2017

arc en rêve centre d'architecture, Bordeaux
June 2 - September 25 2016
arc en rêve centre d'architecture

Manifesta 11, Zürich
June 11 - September 18 2016
Manifesta 11

Trento Film Festival 365, Trento
April 30 2016
Trento Film Festival 365

Le Studio, Tokyo
May 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 2016
Le Forum Tokyo

aut. architektur und tirol, Innsbruck
March 4 - June 18 2016
aut Innsbruck

Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, Austria
June 12 2014 - 2017

Architecture Biennale
14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice
June 7 - November 23 2014

De Rock Show
Heterotopie, Plaats van het anders zijn (Places(s) of Otherness)
Emile Van Dorenmuseum, Genk
September 13 2014
Il documentario come opera d'arte
Caucaso Factory, Bologna
March 11 - 12 2014

Alpi at Vdrome
Online screening
December 15 - 24 2013

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
November 7 - 17 2013

Armin Linke / Alpi
vai Voralberger Architektur Institut
Dornbirn, Austria
July 20 - October 5 2013

Detour International Travel Film Festival
October 18 - 21 2012

Videoart at Midnight #38: Armin Linke
A project by Olaf Stueber and Ivo Wessel
BABYLON Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin
big cinema hall
Friday, October 12 2012, 12pm

German premiere: ALPI
June 17 2012, 8pm, Cinema 1
Arsenal Cinema Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

14. Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
April 11 - 22, 2012

09e Recontres Europèennes du Moyen Metrage de Brive
April 10 - 15 2012
Alpi in Competition Europeenne

FILM FORUM 2012, March 20-29
Udine / Gorizia
Alpi screening
Friday, March 23, 9pm
Kinemax Gorizia, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia
Artist talk with Armin Linke
Saturday, March 24, 9.30am-1pm
Sala della Torre, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia

Centre Pompidou - Festival Hors Pistes 2012
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
Alpi screening
Friday, February 3, 7pm
talk with Bruno Latour and Armin Linke
after the screening

Viennale 2011
first screening November 1 2011 4 p.m.
second screening November 2 2011, 1.30p.m.
at Künstlerhauskino 1, Akademiestraße 13, Vienna, Austria

Lo schermo dell arte Film Festival 2011
Odeon Firenze (I), Novembre 21/24
Screening on Tuesday november 22

Milano Film Festival
September 9 - September 18
September 2, 7pm at Anteo spazioCinema

14th Cervino Cinemountain Festival
July 30 - August 7 Aosta (Italy)

Lussas Doc
Les États généraux du film documentaire
outdoor screening
Tuesday 23 August - 9:30pm
Lussas, France

59° Trento Film Festival 2011
April 28 - May 8
2nd screening April 9, 16:00h
official screening May 1 2011, 8pm at Cinema Modena/SALA 3

Festival international de cinema
Nyon (CH)
April 8, 18:00h (world premiere)
2nd screening April 9, 4pm

texts and
images of the film

low res. images (1,4MB zip)
high res. images (150MB zip)
Texts by Bruno Latour, Doreen Mende and Armin Linke (PDF 5MB)
high res. image of the director (28MB zip)

The companion audio piece,
poster and DVD
is released in a special
edition of 100 copies.
in cooperation with


Download images of the Edition


With the support of (amongst others): Minerva Stiftung, Montura,
Provincia autonoma di Trento, Stiftung Erna und Kurt Burgauer,
Trentino Film Commission, University for Arts and Design Karlsruhe
visions du reel
german films

© Armin Linke 2011,