We are happy to welcome our long-term friend Karel Doing who is coming back to Riga for Open Fields conference at RIXC festival. Alongside his participation in festival, he will also give us a day long eco processing workshop on 7th July and a lecture about Expanded Cinema (1957 – 1978) on 6th July.
This lecture will explore the period from the late 1950's to late 1970's, giving insight into the birth of expanded cinema and the rapid development of this art form in an international context. Furthermore, the theoretical underpinnings of the various artists such as Jordan Belson, Charles and Ray Eames, Stan Vanderbeek, Jeff Keen, Malcolm le Grice and William Raban, Annabel Nicolson, Tony Hill, Tony Conrad and Anthony McCall and many more working in the field are described and contextualized.
Lecture will be filled with various rare pictures, interview excerpts, documentation of performances and digitalised films.
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.
Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation