Confessions of a Chameleon
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A fractured narrative that explores, via video performance, a woman's view of fluctuating reality. This is an intimate work for the television camera that shows the relationship between fantasy and reality.

Awards and mentions
Golden Gate Award
San Francisco International Film Festival
1987
1986
United States
9:28
Original language
English

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Credits

Direction
Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Editing
Lisa English
Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Production
Lynn Hershman-Leeson

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Color

Documentation

Further information

Commentary by Nicole Gingras, Curator

This video, steeped in the complexity of elements of identity, looks at a series of personality splits instigated and experienced by the videomaker. The idea of the mosaic is manifest in the splitting of the screen into several panes and approached as a reflection of the self, shattered personalities and unstable identity. Narratives succeed one another, some autobiographical, others more or less fictional, the screen divided into 4, 12, 20 or more images.

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Keywords
Fantasy, Fragmentation, Self reference