Karel Doing

Maas Observation

16mm
black&white
11 minutes
1997


Greg Pope & Karel Doing

Review (in Dutch)

Screenings:
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam)
IFFR (Rotterdam)
Filmmuseum (Amsterdam)
Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao)
Tate Modern (London)
National Film Theatre (London)
Chercheurs d'ombres (Bordeaux)
Film + Arc Festival (Graz)
Muu Media Festival (Helsinki)
Bandits-Mages (Bourges)
AFEA (Avignon)
Experimental Film Week (Madrid)
Station Art Electroniques (Rennes)
Homeport (Rotterdam)
Jiffest (Jakarta)
Cinemathèque Ontario (Ontario)
Sleepwalkers Festival (Tallin)
Cinematek (Brussels)
Union Docs (New York)
Musée Malraux (Le Havre)
Moderna Museet (Stockholm)
Evropa Film Akt (Paris)
Elu par cette Crapule (le Havre)
Art Cinema OFFoff (Gent)
LUX (Nijmegen)
Université du Havre (le Havre)
Centre regional de Cherbourg-Octeville (Cherbourg)
Gindou Film Festival (Gindou)
Cinémathèque Française (Paris)
Underground Film Festival (Lausanne)
Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento Buenos Aires)

 

Greg Pope & Karel Doing - Maas Observation

In MAAS OBSERVATION Doing and Pope demonstrate their fascination in the bizarre landscape of the port of Rotterdam, a stretch of 'neo-nature' with little place for humans, where huge machines seem to move around according to a logic of their own. The film begins with images of windmills on the edge of the Maas plain in a montage sequence based on the steady rhythm of the rotating sails. The focus gradually shifts towards activities on the river further upstream. The montage tempo slows down as the mechanical motion gives way to the play of reflections in the water.

Joost Rekveld