STUDIO EEN: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM THE LOWLANDS

At the end of the 1980s, many artistic, avant-garde, underground and counterculture movements seemed to be over. The rise of video and its academic use began to compete with Super8. To work against the decline of the Super 8 format and techniques, Karel Doing and two of his friends (Saskia Fransen and Djana Mileta) from the art school in Arnhem, started to think about creating a new space and promoting the invention of DIY techniques for filming and processing Super8 films.

 
Herts (FRANK BRUINSMA, 1996)

Herts (FRANK BRUINSMA, 1996)

In this particular context, Studio één was launched. They bought optical printers from a professional laboratory that was set to shut down and started to learn by themselves, out of necessity, how to process film. It wasn't long before Studio één became well-known in DIY film circles and began to host various artists who come to meet each other, not only to exchange ideas and work together on the use of Super8 or 16mm, but also to experiment with diverse narrative and sound forms. Some members, Joost Rekveld for example, chose to pursue a career as a musician as well as a filmmaker.

 
Don’t Move (MARC GEERARDS, 1996)

Don’t Move (MARC GEERARDS, 1996)

After 7 years in Arnhem, Studio één moved to Rotterdam where it continued to thrive. It became a model for many artists in creating their own laboratories, research centers and studios dedicated to experimental cinema.

 
Lichtjaren (KAREL DOING, 1993)

Lichtjaren (KAREL DOING, 1993)

Studio één no longer exists, but the laboratory itself continues in Rotterdam under the name of Filmwerkplaats by being involved in new experimentations in filmic creation while promoting the works of members and invited artists.

This DVD edition includes works of various Dutch artists who had a main role in the early years of Studio één, from 1992 to 1996.

The accompanying booklet contains a statement by each of the filmmakers.

 
Performance (ANET VAN DE ELZEN, 1995)

Performance (ANET VAN DE ELZEN, 1995)

Voeten (LUK SPONSELEE, 1992)

Voeten (LUK SPONSELEE, 1992)

Haar (ANIA RACHMAT, 1992)

Haar (ANIA RACHMAT, 1992)

 
 
 

  Contents

Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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LICHTAJAREN
(Netherlands, 1993)

Director: Karel Doing

• 7 minutes
• Super8
• Color
• Sound

HAAR
(Netherlands, 1992)

Director: Ania Rachmat

• 6 minutes
• Super8
• Color
• Sound

VOETEN
(Netherlands, 1992)

Director: Luk Sponselee

• 2 minutes
• Super8
• Color
• Sound

# 2
(Netherlands, Joost Rekveld)

Director: Peter Gidal

• 12 minutes
• Super8
• Color
• Sound

STEEN
(Netherlands, 1995)

Director: Joost van Veen & Roel van der Maaden

• 7 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Sound

DE HAND
(Netherlands, 1993)

Director: Frank Bruinsma

• 3 minutes
• Super8
• Color
• Silent

HERTS
(Netherlands, 1996)

Director: Frank Bruinsma

• 2 minutes
• Super8
• B&W
• Silent

DEPARTURE ON ARRIVAL
(Netherlands, 1996)

Director: Barbara Meter

• 22 minutes
• Super8
• B&W
• Sound

PARKAUTOMAAT
(Netherlands, 1996)

Director: Francien van Everdingen

• 4 minutes
• Super8
• B&W
• Silent

DON'T MOVE
(Netherlands, 1996)

Director: Marc Geerards

• 7 minutes
• Super8
• B&W (blue tinted)
• Sound

PERFORMANCE
(Netherlands, 1995)

Director: Anet van de Elzen

• 13 minutes
• Super8
• B&W
• Silent

ENERGY ENERGY
(Netherlands, 1999)

Director: Karel Doing

• 7 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Sound

LEADING LIGHT
(UK, 1975)

Director: John Smith

• 10 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

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Bonus Material

PORTRAIT OF KAREL DOING
(Netherlands, 1994)

Director: Gaëlle Rouard

• 2 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Silent

LOUIS BENASSI IN CONVERSATION WITH KAREL DOING
(UK, 2015)

• 20 minutes

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Total Running Time: 01:54:00

Language: English

Booklet Text: Karel Doing, Ania Rachmat, Luk Sponselee, Joost Rekveld, Joost van Veen, Roel van der Maaden, Frank Bruinsma, Barbara Meter, Francien van Everdingen, Marc Geerards & Anet van de Elzen

Published By: Re:Voir Video

Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping)

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