Karel Doing


Karel Doing is an independent artist, filmmaker and researcher whose practice investigates the relationship between culture and nature by means of analogue and organic process, experiment and co-creation.

He studied Fine Arts at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, in Arnhem, the Netherlands, graduating in 1990. He was a founder member of Studio één (a DiY film laboratory) and Filmbank (a foundation dedicated to the promotion and distribution of experimental film and video in the Netherlands).

He finished his PhD at the University of the Arts London in 2017. During his research he developed 'phytography' a technique that combines plants and photochemical emulsion. He has employed this technique to investigate how culture and meaning can be shared between the human and the vegetal realm. His writing about eco-literacy and cinema has been published internationally.

His work has been shown worldwide at festivals, in cinemas, clubs, galleries and museums. He regularly gives workshops in experimental film and photography practice and is currently lecturer in contextual studies at Ravensbourne University London.

He is presently based in Oxford. His blog dedicated to phytography can be found here.

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Contact: mail[at]kareldoing[dot]net
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