‘Window Ethics’ 2018

From 12 December 2017 until the 28th of February 2018 Ill be working on a new production ‘Window Ethics’ in Taipei, Taiwan.

Crew: DOP/ Editor: Mink Pinster|Production Taiwan: Mina Ping Wang|Coaching: Aernout Mik, Marcel Roijaards, John de Weerd| Line producer: Lin Wei-Lung| Technical assistent: Shao-Che Lee.

‘Window Ethics’ is made possible by the Fonds Podium Kunsten.

Slow Rise at Rossana Orlandi Gallery Milano

What a Week! Slow Rise was part of the Salone Del Mobile at the Rossana Orlandi gallery. Over 20.000 people visited the gallery wich gave alot of new opportunities and contacts for my work. Now back in The Hague Ill start working on my next new video project ‘SOSOLO’. Premiere end 2017~  #salonedelmobile2017 #slowrise #gallery #rossanaorlandi #karelvanlaere #milano

Paralysis at BIEFF 2017

Great time at The Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF screening #Paralysis 29 march 2017 at Cinema Elvire Popesco and 30 March 2017 20:30 in Cinema Muzeul Taranului~ #BIEFF2017 #aftertalk#Bucharest #Romania more info: http://www.bieff.ro/ro/2017/filme/paralysis Photo’s Ionut Dobre & Didi Elena

Artist Talk

On the 11th of March percussionist & Producer: Frank Wienk and I will be part of a Cinedans #ArtistTalk 10:30 at Eye Amsterdam ~> more info: http://cinedans.nl/festival/festival-2017/#karel-frank-nl
#reservations: registration@cinedans.nl #ontbijtje #eyefilmmuseum #artisttalk #bink #cinedans #slowrise

Video-artwork Slow censored at The Dutch Parliament / The Netherlands.

The presentation of my video-artwork Slow has been stopped after several complaints
The work was only on view for a couple of hours
Multiple people associated the visual image with the refugee-crisis
and claimed the work to be ‘inappropriate’

Unfortunately I’m unable to trace the complaints to their source
Art should lead to debate, not towards censorship

official trailer: https://vimeo.com/82505078


special moment 2016

Honoured and proud the 1st edition of Paralysis & Largo will be part of the private art collection of mr.Xie #China #2016 #edition #1/6 – Thankyou: #taipeiartistvillage, Wu Dar Kuen, Lin Wei Lung, Wu Chi Tsung, Phebea Shen, #LocalEnough

Pictures and box by: Lin Wei Lung

Nieuwe Makers 2017/2018

Very honoured with the #nieuwemakers support of Fonds Podium Kunsten. Can’t wait to start working together with #TheateraanhetSpui & #Zaal3 on several new performances in #2017 and #2018. Special thanks: John de Weerd & Cees Debets

Slow Rise – behind the scene’s

Pictures by: Lin Wei Lung

Contact & Slow Rise at the Dutch Designweek 2016

Contact & Slow Rise at the Dutch Designweek 2016👌🏼I hope to meet you here! 22-30 Oktober. Tickets en info: http://inpo16.thevisualtheatre.nl/

Great honour to work with all these people: [Taiwan 🙏🏼 Holland] Mina Hsu Ping Wang, Mink Pinster, Frank Wienk, Lin Wei-Lung, Peter van Til, Shao-Che Lee, Bo-yu Huang, Danielle Boelling, Encore Pan,Sun Ping, Wu Dar Kuen, I-Hua Lee, Odele Tseng

Slow Rise en Contact were made possible by: Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, The Taipei Artist Village & Stroom Den Haag. 🙏🏼 🙏🏼 #ddw16 #INPO #stimuleringfonds#slowrise #contact #Taipei #Eindhoven

Its a WRAP

After months of preparation I finally got permission to shoot my new work ‘Slow Rise’ at Taipei Main station.

Working with a great team of 6 alot of equipment and thousands of Taiwanese passengers is was a very busy day.

Im very pleased with the results. Mink Pinster ( DOP & Editor) and I will start editing soon.

First tryout is planned already on sept 8 at Taipei Artist Village Bamboo Studio.

Great honour to work with this crew:

Producer: Mina Hsu Ping Wang, DOP/ Editor: Mink Pinster, Photographer: Lin Wei-Lung, Technical assitants: Shao-Che Lee & Bo-yu Huang, Assistent: Encore Pan, All performers and volunteers.


TAV group exhibition

Slow, Paralysis and Largo are screened at TAV’s group exhibition.

● 策展人 Curator/沈菲比 Phebea Chun-yi Shen
● 參展藝術家Artists/黃文海 Wenhai HUANG、韋雷娜・伊塞爾 Verena ISSEL、金芝嬉 Jihee KIM、Junya Kataoka X Rie Iwatake 片岡純也 X 岩竹理恵、卡爾‧范‧拉爾 Karel van LAERE、劉陽 Yang LIU、走路草農藝團 Walking grass agriculture
● 開幕茶會 Opening/8.12(Fri.) 19:00
● 開幕表演 Opening performance/8.12(Fri.) 19:30
● 展覽地點 Venue/台北國際藝術村,百里廳 Taipei Artist Village, Barry Room
● 展覽日期 Exhibition Date/8.12(Fri.)-9.4(Sun.) 11:00-21:00 (Closed on Monday)
● More Info/http://goo.gl/znyEcL

My first Taiwanese review by: 沈菲比

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New work: SLOW RISE – Taipei 2016

From July 10th until September 30th I will be artist in residence at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan working towards a new video artwork SLOW RISE – video installation

During my studies in Taiwan I was struck by the organized ways people moved in the metropole of Taipei City. Millions of people travel in Taipei using both the roads and the underground transport system. It feels a bit like a well orchestrated chaos.

During my visits to other Asian countries, Japan and Korea, I sensed a comparable discipline.

I am fascinated by these seemingly endless choreographies of people. During my studies in Taipei I often have watched these streams of people. Queuing for the bus is a normal thing to do for Taiwanese people. Back in The Netherlands I noticed the differences in the use of the public space between Dutch people and Taiwanese people.

One of the best spots to observe people on the move in Taiwan are the escalators in the Taipei Main Station. I would like to explore the contrast between the escalator’s mechanized movement and human movement in a video artwork. The video installation, working title: SLOW RISE, shows people on an escalator. Although the people are standing and resting, they are nevertheless moved up by the escalator.

It is the contrast of the moment of resting and the movement within a modern city. The people passing on the escalators will differ from each other in age and lifestyle. By staging some additional scenes I will add some alienation effects to the images, for example by introducing some strange characters. I will also show the difference of the use that is made of the escalators, sometimes things are quiet, but when metros arrive, the escalators get packed with people. The video will be shown without music, thus stressing the importance of the image. The onlookers are forced to watch the behaviour of the people in the video.

Like with my previous work SLow (made in Taiwan) I want to present a combination of stillness and dynamics. Asia is getting more and more important, not just economically but also culturally. For me this aspect of Asia is also present in the video installation. People are upwardly mobile moved by the mechanics of escalators.




台北車站的手扶梯是在台灣觀察移動中的人的最佳地點之一。我想在錄像作品中對照人的行動和手扶梯的機械運作。這件錄像裝置的名稱為〈SLOW RISE〉,將呈現人們雖只是在手扶梯上靜止地站立,但卻因為電扶梯而緩緩上升的樣子。


Largo – premiere Eye Amsterdam

Saturday March 19 Paralysis and Largo premiered in Cinema 2 of the Eye filmmuseum Amsterdam during Cinedans 2016

The premiere was visited by many people and I welcomed my audience in the broken suit I was wearing in my film Largo.

Paralysis [research]

Saturday 21 Nov-2015, 18pm. performer and filmmaker Karel van Laere started with his preliminary survey research for his short film Largo. Largo combines images of a body that is being towed through various landscapes with soundtracks of interviews with persons who are completely paralyzed.
In order to experience what it is to be completely paralyzed, Karel was fastened onto a table, lying motionless for 24 hours. The final 2 hours of this project (sunday 22, 16:00-18:00 pm.) were open for a selected audience.

Behind the scene pictures by: Ed Jansen

Piket Kunstprijs 2014

DEN HAAG – Tijdens een feestelijke avond in Pulchri Studio is op vrijdag 28 november 2014 de eerste lichting winnaars van de Piket Kunstprijzen bekroond. Uit handen van juryvoorzitter Rinus Sprong ontving elke jonge winnaar een cheque t.w.v. 8000 euro en een sculptuur van kunstenaar Vittorio Roerade. De winnaar van de Juryprijs ontving een sculptuur.

Frederik Hendrik Piket (1927-2011), advocaat en lid van de Eerste Kamer voor de CHU (later CDA), was een groot liefhebber van vooral dans-, toneel- en schilderkunst. Na zijn overlijden ontstond een stichting die jaarlijks drie jonge, veelbelovende kunstenaars wil stimuleren met een prijs.

Bokko – World Tour

SLow [behind the scenes]

Impact wins Taoyuan Contemporary Art Awards 2013

Nov 2013: ‘IMPACT’ wins the 1st price at the Taoyuan Contemporary Art Awards 2013!

What a nice surprise~~

Haax [behind the scenes]

Impact [behind the scenes]