Alps Art Academy

Milk Pour

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Milk Pour

Alex Grünenfelder

Innerberg, Tenna – GPS: 46.745571, 9.334009


Project to restock the valley meadow.

This is part of an ongoing research-based project that explores how Graubünden’s mountain landscapes are perceived from a cultural, historical and physiological perspective. It investigates the history of Swiss alpine dairies and high-altitude sanatoria as cultural sites that elicit therapeutic effects by bringing the human body and psyche into particular relationships with a landscape.


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Performance with meadow and milk. Video documentation, 5 minutes.


Alex Grünenfelder is an artist and designer based in Vancouver Canada, on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. His work employs printed matter, performance, sound, olfaction and informal pedagogy to explore the perception of space, landscape, and the air as speculative objects. His projects have been exhibited in Canada, USA, South Korea and Switzerland.
Alex is also a co-founder of the Vancouver Design Nerds Society, an organization created in 2004 that has operated in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Seattle, and Toronto to teach design thinking and facilitate active public engagement in the production of material culture and urban environments.