Primal Light

Karel Doing (UK)

Residency PRIMAL LIGHT #02 at TORRE (Porto, Portugal).
June 2023

Karel Doing is an independent artist, filmmaker and researcher whose practice investigates the relationship between culture and nature by means of analogue and organic process, experiment and co-creation.
During his residency at Laia-Torre he has taken a close look at the plants, flowers and trees that can be found in Porto. The artist has created a multi-layered hypnotic sequence that brings the unobtrusive presence of urban nature to the foreground, revealing the ornamentation that shapes the urban landscape. The frames seem to be thorn apart by a primal light that both energises and destroys the images.

video by Miguel Tavares

Primal Light by Karel Doing on his website