Karel Doing


Double screen
SD video
5 minutes

CBK (Rotterdam)
Go Short (Nijmegen)
Sub Urban (Rotterdam)
City Media (Rotterdam)
Souvenirs From Earth (Cologne)


Karel Doing - Servants

Rotterdam is a proud of its industrial activities, with special sight-seeing trips for the tourists to marvel at the big ships and machines in the harbour area. Additionally, the dominant protestant ethics of the Netherlands celebrates hard work and a no-nonsense mentality.

This two screen installation offers a counter point. The installation was made in collaboration with a team of boatmen and a team operating the trauma helicopter at the central hospital.

Both teams take a two minutes break. The focus is on this short moment of contemplation.