An upside-down world, both alienating and familiar: humans appear preprogrammed like ants, while animals and plants act like individuals. The surface of the film material itself is a living breathing skin: grainy, ephemeral, tinted, vibrating. This film is a documentary, a home movie and a symphony. A recurring doomsday clock is counting down: species are disappearing rapidly from the planet. How long will it take to realize that our destructive behavior is irreversible and threatens to destroy everything we love?
Karel Doing is an independent artist, filmmaker and researcher whose practice investigates relationships between culture and nature by means of analogue and organic process, experiment and co-creation. He studied Fine Arts in the Netherlands and co-founded Studio één, a DIY film laboratory, in 1990. He gives workshops in analogue film practice and lectures in contextual studies at Ravensbourne University London.