Gunvor Nelson (SE)

Cinéma Spoutnik

My Name is Oona
1969, 16mm, black and white, sound, 10min

Courtesy of Canyon Cinema, San Francisco

Mixing intimate impressions and experiments in filming the natural environment, My Name is Oona captures in haunting, intensely lyrical images fragments of the coming to consciousness of a child girl. The sound, edited into an expressive rhythmical structure that accompanies the repetitive and cyclical visual structure of the film, plunges the audience into the experience of a child repeating her name, until it becomes a magic incantation, and in between technology and the subject, a tale of femininity and power.

By repetition,
you start noticing details
in the landscape