SHOW AND TELL #4: Karel Doing

Karel Doing is an artist and filmmaker working across analogue and digital formats, inquiring the medium and its perception. His work includes experimental films, expanded cinema, installations and documentaries. He’s coming to Alchemy to show his Wilderness Series in Rhythms Crackle programme. By using plants, mud and salt in conjunction with alternative photochemistry, images are ‘grown’ on motion picture film. The ‘aliveness’ of the images is underlined by Andrea Szigetvári’s evocative sound-design.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
There is no such thing as perfection but happiness can be found everywhere.

2. What lies at the heart of your own desire to make films?
Film is modern magic

3. What are the first things you do in developing a film idea in response to a subject?

4. What’s your favourite film and why?
A film that I have not seen yet, I like to be surprised

5. Choose 1, 2 or 3 of your all-time favourite music tracks!
1. Breaking waves on the beach
2. The sound of a rainforest
3. Felino by Electrocutango

6. From your favourite poem – could you give us a few lines that mean something to you?
Rakete bee bee.

Zikete bee bee
Rinnzekete bee bee
Rakete bee bee
Zikete bee bee ennze

7. If you were to die and come back as a person, animal or a thing, what would it be?
a unicorn

8. What is your greatest extravagance?
making films

9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
to feel connected

10. What is your final word?