Serien und Singularitäten in der Provinz. Zu einer Ontologie von Existenzweisen in David Lynchs Twin Peaks

  • Hermann Doetsch (Autor/in)
    Universität München


With their TV series Twin Peaks David Lynch and Mark Frost explore the epistemology of the serial, by means of which modernity organizes a reality without transcendence, experienced as potentially chaotic – and which literally materializes in the TV apparatus, the serial medium par excellence. If modernity basically organizes its series along the axes of life/death, culture/nature and city/province, Lynch destabilizes these borders and demonstrates that series not only create orders, but also transcend them. The forest in particular, and with it the provincial town, constitute places of the indeterminate, a reservoir of the virtual, which engenders new corporeal modes of existence as well as other ways of experiencing the real. Twin Peaks thus not only transcends the Western ‘world-picture’ towards a ‘multinatural cosmovision‘’, a multiplicity of ways of life, but with it the TV image becomes a medium for the transformation of bodies and worlds, and points further to the fundamental change that the image undergoes in the contemporary age of streaming.


Gilles Deleuze, Epistemologie, Film- und Fernsehtheorie, David Lynch, Existenzweisen, Ontologie, Serie