Jinx is a collaboration between Karel Doing and the Rotterdam based dance-group Lieber Gorilla.
The film started out from the title; Jinx is one of the few Arabic words appropriated by the English during their Middle Eastern adventures. While the original word 'Djinn' refers to a spirit, the anglicized version rather refers to a person or a thing that brings bad luck. While being in the middle of the second Gulf war, these different meanings evoked a series of images and situations. Together with the dancers/choregraphers of Lieber Gorilla I embarked on a series of improvisations with these interpretations of the word in mind.
The result is a short dancefilm with a performative character. A telephone and a car are the only attributes, a lonely road between sea, sand and wind is the location. The world seems to be empty, the landscape is artificial, the elements rage. A rough textured dance film in vivid colours.