One of my favourite artist Marco Brambilla, who directed the world's shortest music video "POWER" by Kanye West, uses samples from films to create a spatial montage that visualised the spectrum of human senses traced back in time......
This art piece 'Flashback' perfectly demonstrates Manovich's non-linear narrative theory.
Through spatial montage "We no longer think of the history of cinema as a linear march toward one language, or as a progression toward increasingly accurate verisimilitude. Rather, we have come to see it as a SUCCESSION of distinct and equally expressive languages, each with its own aesthetic variables, each new language closing off some of the possibilities of the previous one."
Although the constant kinetic movement of film samples, at times dazzles our focuses, Macro uses traces of sound to orientate our senses through this sea of incongruent imageries and guides our eyesight to hunt for the matching imagery that leads to one senses to another. All together, Marco Brambilla carefully crafted the montage in a way that's not meant to be viewed as a linear language but a series of recollection of human senses delivered through a looping blooming and withering transitions.