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Baltic Analog Lab

Organic Chemistry

2-3 August, 2018

with Karel Doing


Two day workshop will offer a practical introduction to organic chemistry and plant-based direct-on film animation. The workshop will take place in the yard of Baltic Analog Lab, using its herbs, flowers and other plants as film ingredients both for creating images, as well as processing film material in organic, flower-based way.



-  Introduction about organic chemistry

-  Demonstration of equipment and ingredients

-  Gathering test material

-  Setting up tests

-  Screening of work made with these techniques

-  Harvesting results and fixing filmstrips


-  Screening test results

-  Making plan for second run

-  Gathering materials

-  Setting up second run 'exposure'

-  Loading and shooting with a Bolex

-  Processing with caffenol

-  Harvesting second run results and fixing filmstrips

Karel Doing is an artist and filmmaker who works across expanded cinema, multi-screen, performative, cross-media and participatory works. Thoughout many years in working with analog film, Doing has developed a number of bio-chemical processs which he will share with the participants of the workshop.

He has screened widely in a variety of venues ranging from established institutions land festivals like International Oberhausen Film festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Centre Pompedou in Paris, Arsenal Kino in Berlin , Tate gallery and LUX moving image in London, Anthology Film Archive in New York to numerous DIY artist run spaces in Europe, Asia and America. After being based in Arnhem and Rotterdam (the Netherlands) he is currently living and working in London (UK) where he recently finished his thesis on 'Ambient Poetics and Critical Posthumanism in Expanded Cinema', he is currently teaching film theory in University of East London as well as running an artist’s film lab “Film in Process”.

Participation fee: 40 EUR
Number of participants: 10
Reserve your participation by sending us an email until 27 July:

Workshop will be held in English

Supported by: Riga City Council, State Culture Capital Foundation

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