Database aesthetics, modular storytelling, and the intimate small worlds of Korsakow documentaries
Author(s): Wiehl, Anna
Within the context of digitalisation and networked media new documentary configurations keep emerging. This contribution explores the epistemological potential of an alternative to ‘the call of Big Data’ in current media ecologies through KORSAKOW documentaries, a special form of autopoietic, non-linear, interactive database storytelling. Adopting Bergson’s thoughts on the interval and the living image, Deleuze’s specifications on cinematic movement-images, and Adrian Miles’ notion of ‘affective assemblage’, I argue that the formal and dramaturgic minimalism in KORSAKOW allow both authors and users to rethink structures and practices of perception, memory, emotional engagement, and the complexity and correlations of existence.
Wiehl, Anna: Database aesthetics, modular storytelling, and the intimate small worlds of Korsakow documentaries. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 5 (2016), Nr. 1, S. 177–197. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/3331.
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