Karel Doing

Jinx (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Jinx is a bad spirit or a hopeless situation. In this short dancefilm the jinx is stronger then two breathtaking women, dancing their last dance. A telephone and a car are the only attributes, a lonely road between sea, sand and wind is the location. The world seems to be empty, the landschape is artificial, the elements rage. A short, rough film in vivid colours. Jinx is a collaboration of Karel Doing and the Rotterdam based dance-group Lieber Gorilla.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Antipodes (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Portrait of a globe-trotter in four corners of the world: Shanghai, Marrakech, Rotterdam, Kabelvag. In this place there was no time. Only progress. He missed time. Not that time had been particularly friendly to him, the only effect it had was death. Death was everywhere. He felt bleak, miserable, unremarkable, he was looking for life.. He was an outsider, but he loved it. The world was a show of miracles, he wouldn't like to miss. He didn't make it to the stage, he was watching, with pleasure, without really being part of it. He was an antipode. Here was his home. It was a place like everywhere else, did it matter where he lived? His body was just a vessel, no shore being in reach, but safe, comfortable. A friend for life A home, regardless where-ever it was. That night he dreamed he was in a burning building, he knew that it was going to explode soon. He laid down on a bed, and imagined that he was a fish, swimming in an ice-cold sea. The building exploded. He felt happy.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Karel Doing

El (2005) DVD NTSC, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A dreamy document about finding a fragile treasure amongst a hasty crowd, the drinking of water, some wandering between stones, and the vulnerabilty of human life.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Trottadam (2006) DVD NTSC, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Two women have a rendez-vous in Rotterdam, the city they chose for their wedding. Their personal approach towards the traditional ritual, undermines the established sterotypes. They evocate the atmosphere of the twenties, and simultaniously parody the topics of the hour. They enchant with their comical and lovely performance.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Energy Energy (1999) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Found-footage film, compiled from industrial, instructional and promotional films from the first half of the twentieth century, presenting progressive thought and technological development. But did everything really go so well?

16mm Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Maas Observation (1997) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"In MAAS OBSERVATION Doing and Pope demonstrate their fascination in the bizarre landscape of the port of Rotterdam, a stretch of 'neo-nature' with little place for humans, where huge machines seem to move around according to a logic of their own. The film begins with images of windmills on the edge of the Maas plain in a montage sequence based on the steady rhythm of the rotating sails. The focus gradually shifts towards activities on the river further upstream. The montage tempo slows down as the mechanical motion gives way to the play of reflections in the water."

16mm Rental: $33.00

Karel Doing

Whirlwind (1998) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Performances utilising light, lenses, projections and bodily interventions were the source for this film. By means of stop-motion, long shutter speeds and opticals these performances are manipulated and intensified; resulting in a labyrinth of spaces, reassembling levels of consciousness. The essence of cinema, writing with light, is represented in a hallucinatory way.

16mm Rental: $30.00

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