{Confounding Variable} by Robert Gryzynger

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COURSE: Communication Arts 651


{ Confounding Variable } is a single-channel video that explores long-forgotten transgression and the fallibility of one’s own recollections.

Making use of multiple video layers and time distention editing, the video calls into question the validity of one’s memory while expressing regret and ambivalence over the possibility of indiscretion. In the void that memories have failed to occupy, doubts as well as fragmentary and contradictory images remain. In depicting the past in this manner, the video resituates the realm of memory as a site of uncertainty and self-interrogation.