10.09.2012 - 23.09.2012

Group Portrait : KAREL DOING : 2005 : loop : super 8 to video

Being invited for a work for Sub urban video lounge in 2005, experimental filmmaker Karel Doing reacted with a first work in his new series Group Portrait. He created an 'in situ' work by arranging a small movement between the staff members of the Urban Espresso Bar. When watching the screening one is very much conscious of the intimacy of the situation in both image and sound.

In his own words: ' The result is both lively and calm. With minor interventions in image and sound the portrait becomes mysterious and alienating. A day and a night simultaneously, and upstairs is similar to downstairs, with a slight twist. Discover the secret and whisper it in the ear of your neighbor.'


Sub Urban Video Lounge is supported by Municipal Services for Arts and Culture, City of Rotterdam, Budelinc and Urban Espresso Bar.