Tuesday 14 July 2009 on 3SAT Berg und Geist: Alberto Venzago
The photographer and filmmaker on the Rhone Glacier. A film by Beat Kuert and Michael Lang. First broadcast.
The Swiss photographer, filmmaker and cameraman Alberto Venzago, 59, has been one of the most internationally successful representatives in his field since the 1980s. His documentary reportages have been published in magazines such as Life, Stern and Geo, and his advertising films, commissioned by the most prominent advertising agencies and clients, have achieved cult status. Venzago has also caused a sensation as a cameraman for Wim Wenders and Greenpeace filming the latters fight against whaling in the Antarctic. As a film director, he has created films such as Mounted by the Gods, a long-term observation of the voodoo phenomenon in Benin, and Mein Bruder der Dirigent, a personal homage to his brother, conductor Mario Venzago. In their broadcast entitled Berg und Geist (Mountain and Spirit), Beat Kuert and Michael Lang meet Alberto Venzago, who lives in Zurich, on the Furka Pass. Their portrait provides an insight into this versatile artists visual and intellectual approach.