Karel Doing


Karel Doing is an independent artist, filmmaker and researcher who has moved from the Netherlands to the UK in 2013 to start a research project focused on ecology and cinema. This project has culminated in an ongoing engagement with plants and photochemical emulsion, investigating how culture and meaning are shared between the human and the vegetal realm.

In 2017, he received his PhD from the University of the Arts London in Animation, Interactive, Film & Sound. In his thesis he proposes new forms of humility, doubt and listening to be advanced in today’s overconfident and exploitative human culture. He has published articles in JAWS, Animation and the Moving Image Artists Journal.

Doing's work has been shown worldwide in micro-cinemas, on stage and in galleries. He regularly gives workshops in analog film practice and is currently lecturer in contextual studies at Ravensbourne University London. In many of his works the rhythmical, painterly and performative qualities of the analog film medium are foregrounded.

He is presently based in Oxford. Together with Bea Haut he runs Film in Process, a DIY film-laboratory. His blog dedicated to the application of biodegradable chemistry can be found here.

Download CV here.

Contact: mail[at]kareldoing[dot]net
All films: Vimeo Channel