This description of the Freudian unconscious remains persuasive. Science does not uphold the view that the brain contains a region or receptacle for the unruly, banished, and repressed aspects of mental life, but it does speak of our subjective experience. In the preceding clip, I attempted to make sequences that conveyed the feeling of despair in the midst of post-concussive episodes. The human subject within the frame is surrounded by visual material that one might assume is inside the head. As such, the sequence still operates according to filmic convention, in which the viewer understands the filmic world through alignment with an on-screen protagonist. Although admittedly crude, these sequences do also communicate interiority to be read as the rendering of thought images. In this way, from a research perspective, the film represents the anxiety episodes associated with post-concussive syndrome.
The following clip contains textured sequences, built from footage of running water, rail tracks, and the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. The resulting assemblage shifts between material pointing to the experience of the subject as a biological organism and material that references historical knowledge.