Database Cinema and Experimental Narrative

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  • Database Cinema and Experimental Narrative

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  • This talk focuses on different conceptual cinematic investigations that create experimental forms of narrative. One such project is a large scale database of narrative film sequences. The film sequences, or micro-narratives, are modular and exist within a recombinant system with multiple permutations. The work is non-linear and randomness operates to generate a number of pathways or different audience experiences. In the work, different aspects of emergent and generative narrative are explored as well as issues of representation–specifically the performance of femininity and the trope of the heroic.

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