Baltic Analog Lab

  1. Lecture: Expanded cinema (1957 – 1978) by Karel Doing

    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.
    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”.

    Free entry

    Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation


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