DARK MATTER

by Karel DOING
2014 / 35mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 19' 44

A personal archive of family portraits and landscape photographs is used together with material experiments on film emulsion.
With the second world war as a backdrop the film follows the trail of the filmmaker’s father through industrial structures, moody forests, and surreal half desert, alongside abstract, highly detailed, and fast moving images. The film material itself tells a compelling story in form, colour and rhythm. A variety of chemical, bio-chemical and mechanical techniques were used for the creation of these animated ‘direct’ images.
The hybrid film form offers a sensory experience and simultaneously an intellectual challenge; who was this man and what were his motives to travel as far away from his original home town as he could? Why did he photograph thousands of landscapes but hardly took any pictures of his friends, family and colleagues?

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format DCP on USB stick (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,85 - Panoramic (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 60,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,85 - Panoramic (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 60,00 €