Karel Doing


Karel Doing is an independent artist, filmmaker and researcher. His interest in experimental film and expanded cinema is reframed within a critical approach toward modernity and post-modernity, in search of new meanings of the real and the material.

Through the study of (phyto)chemical process, the recording of oral history and the (re)use of cinematic heritage he explores alternative knowledge systems. In many of his works the rhythmical, painterly and performative qualities of the analog film medium are foregrounded.

His films, performances and installations have been shown internationally, including shows in Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, Bonn, Breda, Rotterdam and London. His films are distributed by Lightcone and the New York Filmmakers' Coop and can be found in the collections of EYE Filmmuseum, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and private collections.

In his thesis 'Ambient Poetics and Critical Posthumanism in Expanded Cinema' Doing has mapped and enquired expanded cinema as a form of immersive or environmental cinematic practice alongside the possibilities and contradictions of ecological thinking. In conclusion he proposes new forms of humility, doubt and listening to be advanced in today's over-confident and exploitative human culture.

He is lecturing at Ravensbourne University in London and has given talks and workshops internationally at Kingston School of Art, LUX, Film farm, Piet Zwart Institute, KABK, Nordland Kunst og Filmfagskole, FAMU, University of East London, Willem de Kooning Academy and SNDO. 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.

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Contact: mail[at]kareldoing[dot]net
Excerpts and complete films: Vimeo Channel