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

Forum Ludwig, Aachen
screening hours to be announced
Forum Ludwig

Kinok - Cinema in der Lokremise, St. Gallen
April 2017, TBA

past screenings

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

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

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

Trento Film Festival 365, Trento
April 30th 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 12th 2014 - 2017

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

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

Alpi at Vdrome
Online screening
December 15th - 24th 2013

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
November 7th - 17th 2013

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

Detour International Travel Film Festival
October 18th - 21st 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 12th, 2012, 12pm

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

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

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

FILM FORUM 2012, March 20-29
Udine / Gorizia
Alpi screening
Friday, March 23th, 21pm
Kinemax Gorizia, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia
Artist talk with Armin Linke
Saturday, March 24th, 9.30-13pm
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 3th, 7pm
talk with Bruno Latour and Armin Linke
after the screening

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

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

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

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

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

59° Trento Film Festival 2011
28. April - 8. May
2nd screening April 9th, 16:00h
official screening 01.05.2011 20:00 at Cinema Modena/SALA 3

Festival international de cinema
Nyon (CH)
April 8th, 18:00h (world premiere)
2nd screening April 9th, 16:00h

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,