As director of The Obituary Project, a compendium of experimental salvage ethnography that transforms a quotidian form of narrative, Hope Tucker reframes the passing of sites, people, communities, rituals, cultural markers, and ways of being.

She has documented shuttered bread factories, fallen witness trees, and disappearing civil rights era landmarks; animated cyanotypes of downwinders and old instructions for making fishing nets by hand; recorded mobile phone footage of the last public phone booths in Finland; written the entire text of a video out of paper clips, a Norwegian symbol of nonviolent resistance; and retraced the path of protest that closed the only nuclear power plant in Austria.

Like all obituaries, these are selective interpretations of rich and complex lives. The Obituary Project rearranges the contours of biography by acknowledging the attributes by which we learn to recognize and which become markers of authentic life.

h o p e t u c k e r (at) t h e o b i t u a r y p r o j e c t (dot) o r g

Upcoming screenings:
Alaska Airlines

Recent screenings include:
25fps, Zagreb
Une (h)antologie de l'Anthropocène, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
Ann Arbor Film Festival
ar/ge kunst Galleria Museo, Bolzano
Blickle Kino, 21er Haus, Vienna
Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Buenos Aires
Cairo Video Fest
Codes & Modes, Hunter College, NYC
Comptoir du Doc, Rennes-France
Dokufest, Prizren, Kosovo
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
FACTS AND FICTION, Erich Fried Tage, Vienna
Kino Lab, Warsaw
KÉK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, Budapest Flatpack Festival, Birmingham
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Iowa City Docs
Images, Toronto
Los Angeles Filmforum
LIMA Independiente Festival Internacional de Cine
Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino
New York Film Festival
Past Perfect Future Tense, ATA, San Francisco
Punto de Vista, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental
Speculative Frictions, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC
Strange Beauty, Durham
Seattle Design Festival
Systems & Layers, Flaherty NYC @ Anthology Film Archive

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