Private Project

Reflective Surfaces

In the summer of 2020, when I was spending most of my time alone in bedroom finding ways to entertain myself, a cardinal began obsessively attacking his own reflection in my window. His incessant banging became a key part of the soundtrack to my solitary summer.

  • Oona Taper
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - School of The Art Institute Chicago
Director Biography - Oona Taper

Oona Taper is a Chicago-based multimedia artist and experimental animator. Her work embraces physical materials, surface, and repetition to create chaotic and dense meditations on our relationship to the world around us. In all her work, whether moving image or static, she utilizes key principles of animation including repetition and variation, movement and gesture. Her videos highlight the unique properties of the media in order to show the moving image as a distinct medium, and to play with chance, entropy, and decay.

Taper's short films have been screened at national and international film festivals including The IVY Film Festival in Providence RI, OUTsider Fest in Austin, Texas, and Locomoción, an Experimental Animation Festival in Mexico City. Her video installations and works on paper have been showcased in galleries in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Rome. 

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