The Depth Beneath, The Height Above consists in an exploration of the high alpine region of Robiei, southern Switzerland. Conceived as a sensory piece, the film particularly focuses on the existing relationships between the humans, animals, infrastructural and natural elements that compose Robiei’s specific landscape. Through a juxtaposition between the aesthetics and activities that takes place above – the continuous stream of water, the movement of animals, the processes of production of cheese – and respectively below the ground level – the mechanisms, machines and technologies involved in the hydroelectric production, as well as the humans interacting with them -, the film seek to grasp the natureculture and multispecies assemblages through which Robiei and many other contemporary Swiss alpine landscape are being produced.
The Depth Beneath, The Height Above is a sensorial exploration of the relationships between the cultural and natural elements composing the landscape of the high alpine region of Robiei, Southern Switzerland.
Andrea Bordoli holds a BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from the Université de Neuchâtel, and a MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. He is currently based in Geneva, where he studies at the Haute Ecole d’Art et Design (HEAD) while developing his own personal research at the intersection between anthropological theory, documentary cinema and visual art.