Confound Acts

Parallel Grievance

Parallel Grievance, HD Video, 1:40, 2013

Parallel Grievance is a reaction to the lack of empathy shown towards the family of the perpetrator. I aim to demonstrate that these families grieve similarly to the family of the victim by organizing a grid-like construction of slow motion videos of families from both sides of a case. These videos were scrambled to emphasize the point that the viewer cannot distinguish visually between these grieving families. Although the life of a victim is taken away from their family, the life of the perpetrator is essentially taken away from their family as well.