Karel Doing

Babbler, Fairy and Thrush

4 minutes
black & white

Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris)
Celluloid Now (Chicago)
Revolutions per Minute (Boston)
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Jihlava)
Strangloscope (Itajaí)
Pittsburgh Sound + Image (Pittsburgh)
Analogue Ensemble (Margate)
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick)

Tiff Bell Lightbox (Toronto)
Film Studies Center (Chicago)
Cinémathèque Québécoise (Montréal)
Close Up Film Centre (London)
Festival Obskura (Rennes)


An unfiltered stream of perception: small objects and grand panoramas appear simultaneously. The certainties of near and far, detail and overview, inside and outside are deliberately thrown into confusion. Aided by ‘in camera’ superimposition and traveling mattes a near abstract experience is created. Sunlight filters through semi-transparent surfaces, while small holes and cracks allow the light to travel unrestrained. The work was conceived and shot within a few hundred yards from my house, focusing on the plants, flowers, trees and ferns that grow around me.The soundtrack is composed with noises and voices from that same area, revealing a further abundance of life.