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2020, Thu, Jul 16

Alpi | Two Days at the Falls

D: Armin Linke, Germany 2011, 62 min, OV with English subtitles | D: Isabell Spengler, Germany 2015, 23 min, English OV

Alpi, film still | Source: Arsenal

Alpi, film still | Source: Arsenal

Alpi

D: Armin Linke, Germany 2011, 62 min, OV with English subtitles

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)

Two Days at the Falls, film still | Source: Arsenal

Two Days at the Falls, film still | Source: Arsenal

Two Day at the Falls

D: Isabell Spengler, Germany 2015, 23 min, English OV

This video installation juxtaposes two panoramic video depictions of the iconic Niagara Falls – one that was created onsite and the other, filmed in a three-dimensional model, constructed by the artist in her studio before having visited the Falls. This second model is an embodiment of the artist's preconceived notions of the place based on images, films, texts and digital replicas depicting the site. The adjacent screens play with concepts of anticipation, imagination, time and place. Two Days at the Falls explores the intersection between the real and the imagined, popular culture and private perception, the monumental and the ordinary.