Alps Art Academy

Of Milk and Mountains

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Of Milk and Mountains

Alex Grünenfelder ( in collaboration with Denise Aimee Rijnen)

Stable, Tenna Innerberg – GPS: 46.74187, 9.33272

Project to heal the sick.
A journey into the heart of the alpine landscape to uncover its healing powers.
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 lecture and participatory tasting with chlorophyll and raw milk.  15 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.