MENI

16mm black&white 4 minutes 1994
directed by: Karel Doing
distribution : Light Cone

In the collection of the Eye Film Institute Amsterdam



A girl dancing, repeating movements. Two layers of film superimposed and shifting in a complex rhytm, accompanied by an African drum.

The making of MENI consisted of an obsessive unraveling of a series of dance movements. The movements were cut into very short fragments (0,5 to 1,5 seconds). These fragments are edited into repeating patterns. Through exchanging fragments and double exposure the film becomes an intruiging and complex rhytm.

Karel Doing
Screening history:

International Film Festival Rotterdam
Cinémateque Française (Paris)
Springdance Festival 1994 (Utrecht)
EMAF 1994 (Osnabrück)
Avé Festival 1994 (Arnhem)
Film Museum (Amsterdam)
Gros Plan (Quimper)
Braquage (Paris)
Kunstverein (Wurzburg)
Arsenal (Berlin)
Neues Kino (Basel)
Black Box (Dusseldorf)
New Visons (Glasgow)
Film + Video Lab (Warschau)
Time Based Arts (Hull)
Kunstkanaal (Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam)