Karel Doing

Phytography

16mm
8 minutes
colour
2020

Screenings:

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival(Hawick)
Bogotá Experimental Film Festival (Bogotá)
The Film Gallery (Paris)

International Festival of New Film (Split)

 

Phytography dives into the rich and varied world of plant chemistry. This collection of organic 'objets trouvés' demonstrates how nature generates multiple creative solutions, each one structured intricately. Through the application of a simple chemical process, the selected leaves, petals and stems have imprinted their own images on the film's emulsion. Shapes, colours and rhythms whirl across the screen drawing the viewer into a world beyond language and speech. The film taps into a realm of mutualism and generosity, readily available despite the environmental havoc caused by human greed and overconsumption.