A large part of innovative experiments with narration and narrative today take place in serial form. The panel examined the transformations of their techniques and procedures over the course of film and television history and the influence of experimental film on them. Under the heading “experimental epic,” the panel looked into the developments cinematic narrative forms are taking. What was “timely” and what will be “timely”? Narrative procedures discussed included network systems, linkage, epic versus poetic time, omissions, abbreviations, duration, ellipses, serialism, arrows of time, and the ornament.
(film scholar, Freie Universität Berlin)
(film director, Merz Akademie Stuttgart)
(television studies scholar, Syracuse University, USA)
(artist, filmmaker and curator, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna)