Energy Energy

16mm black & white 7 minutes 1999
Directed by Karel Doing
Music by Pierre Bastien
Distribution Europe: Light Cone
Distribution USA: New York Filmmakers Coop


Energy Energy

Found-footage film, compiled from industrial, instructional and promotional films from the first half of the twentieth century, presenting progressive thought and technological development. Rotations, transportation, resources; a feast of technological inventions. This idyll is disturbed by the destructive power of the human mind and the greedy nature of the status quo.

A collaborative project with sound-artist Pierre Bastien, an elaboration of one of the pieces that is also part of the performance Recollection.


Screenings history:

Centre Pompidou (Paris, France)
Festival Int. de Cine (Bilbao, Spain)
IFFR (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
EMAF (Osnabrück, Germany)
Schrottautokino (Hamburg, Germany)
Experimental Film Week (Madrid, Spain)
AFEA (Avignon, France)
Rencontres International (Paris/Berlin, France/Germany)
European Institute of Cinema (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Cinematèque Ontario (Ontario, Canada)
Künstlerhaus Bremen (Bremen, Germany)

Brighton Cinemateque (Brighton, England)
Image Forum Festival (Tokyo, Osaka)
Art Cinema Off Off (Gent, Belgium)
Braquage (Paris, France)
Kod.ex (Paris, France)
Millenium Film Workshop (New York, USA)
no.w.here (London, UK)