Karel Doing

Ambient Poetics and Critical Posthumanism in Expanded Cinema

Posthumanism is a contested term, seen by some as leading towards a merging of human bodies and technology and by others, more critically, as a renewal of the ethical debate regarding human exceptionalism. Following this critical approach a set of propositions is sought. Drawing together multiple elements, new knowledge emerges regarding the expression of critical posthumanism by means of expanded cinema.

UAL Research Online

PhD Thesis 198 pages: creative commons download

Towards a Post-materialist Practice in Expanded Cinema

Structural/materialist film and expanded cinema, as practiced within the United Kingdom, found their origins within the ‘London Filmmakers’ Co-op’. This article argues that structural/materialist practice has evolved and while some of the original pre-occupations leading towards this type of work remain, others have changed significantly.

Journal of Arts Writing by Students
Volume 3 Issue 1-2 September 2017 - ISSN: 20552823
Experimental Films from the Lowlands - DVD compilation and booklet

In 1989 Studio één foundation was created by three fellow art students aiming to provide artist with the means to work on Super8 and 16mm film. This DVD edition includes works of various artists who had a main role in the early years of Studio één : Karel Doing, Ania Rachmat, Luk Sponselee, Joost Rekveld, Joost van Veen & Roel van der Maaden, Frank Bruinsma, Barbara Meter, Francien van Everdingen, Marc Geerards and Anet van de Elzen.


Saamaka - the Culture of the Saramaccans DVD and booklet (Sold Out)

The Maroons are descendants of enslaved Africans captured by Europeans for forced plantation work in the New World. Through revolt, they became fugitives and banded into refugee communities throughout the Americas and Caribbean, developing separate from European settlers. Among the oldest known Maroons are now living along the Suriname river and are called the Saramaccans. The film Saamaka is an adaptation of the travelogue Djoeka (1928), a rare surviving document. Karel Doing collaborated with present day Maroon artists living in the same area on a soundtrack composed of comments, stories and music.

Het Dagelijks Leven in Nederlands Indië 4 DVD box Including A Journey to Tarakan

Filmmaker Karel Doing treats the spectator to historical footage from the vaults of the Filmmuseum to illustrate the journey to the oil-producing island of Tarakan near Borneo that his uncle Ed made as a soldier in the late thirties. Doing followed the tracks of his fallen uncle, on the basis of the letters the latter left behind, showing his personal journey with his camera in hand. Gradually, the tropical heat becomes tangible, as does the horror of the onrushing war at the time.

EYE Filmmuseum/Nostalgienet EAN-code: 8717973750970

Neuf Jouets Optiques CD-ROM (Sold Out)

An interactive sound and image installation at your disposal. The CD-ROM started with material from the performance Rotary Factory. Black&white super8mm filmloops and mechanical music are translated to a digital environment.

CD-ROM (mac/pc)
Images: Karel Doing / Sounds: Pierre Bastien
Programming: Boudewijn Ridder en Remko van Dokkum

Edition Cactus

SPAN: Contemporary Art in Suriname (Including an interview with Karel Doing)

Paramaribo SPAN marks the completion of a four-year exchange project between Rotterdam and Paramaribo, ARTRoPa. The exhibition was shown in Paramaribo and Rotterdam in 2010. The project has three mutually related platforms: a book, an exhibition and a blog. The book was published in Dutch, English and Portuguese.Paramaribo SPAN deals with the visual arts as a practice. An extraordinarily varied practice, as evidenced by stories from 27 visual artists from Suriname and Rotterdam, whose interviews appear in the book.

KIT Publishers - ISBN: 9460220819

MM2 Experimental film in the Netherlands since 1960 (Including an interview with Karel Doing)

The book presents an overall picture of experimental film in the Netherlands since 1960. The book contains a historical review, sixteen extensive interviews with authoritative experimental filmmakers and more than a hundred filmographies. The enclosed DVD, 'Cadavre Exquis', made by Anna Abrahams, documents the work and the working methods of five experimenal film makers, thus providing an image of the diversity within contemporary experimental filming.

Uitgeverij De Balie/Filmbank - ISBN: 9789066173064