Karel Doing

Symbiogenesis

Expanded Cinema
16mm
prepared record player
live performance
22 minutes, 2018

Performances:
Close Up Film Centre (London)
Early Monthly Segments (Toronto)
Baltic Analog Lab (Riga)
AVANT (Kristinehamn)


 


Symbiogenesis consists of a series of repetitive and rhythmical musings on nature and culture, often superimposing the two.

16mm projection is combined with live sound, a layering of optical (found) tracks, a collection of rare records played on a prepared dance-set and sounds produced live (voice and percussive instruments).

The title derives from the work of Lynn Margulis and to her notion that the convergence of species – rather than their divergence – is driving evolution. Similarly, the performance integrates a set of elemental images and sounds that come to life through layering and repetition.