Episode

Episode is the final work in a trilogy of projects having to do with perception, coincidence, and the challenges of objectively communicating subjective experiences. The video takes the form of a standard news-and-culture-style television talk show in which a conversation among three guests about a topic of current import is moderated by a journalist host. The project was shot on location at the DFA studio am Brandenburger Tor in Berlin.

 

In Episode, Melinda Crane, the host of DWTV's weekly talk show Quadriga, moderates a discussion among three witnesses to an undocumented event that occurred in 1991. Kerry Tribe, Jade Stefano and Jolon Bankey were teenage friends on a summer-long road trip across the Unites States when strange lights appeared in the night sky over northern Idaho. The three compare their recollections for the first time since the events took place fifteen years earlier, their speculations ranging from the mundanely scientific to the psychedelically absurd.

Original running time: 30 minutes
Excerpt: 5:31 minutes