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.


Recent screenings include:
Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
Ann Arbor Film Festival
ar/ge kunst Galleria Museo, Bolzano
Blickle Kino, 21er Haus, Vienna
Cairo Video Fest
Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
Kassel Dokfest
KÉK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, Budapest
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Iowa City Docs
Images, Toronto
LIMA Independiente Festival Internacional de Cine
Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino
Open City Docs, London
Punto de Vista, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental
Strange Beauty, Durham
Views from the Avant-Garde at the New York Film Festival
ZagrebDox

Upcoming:
25fps, Zagreb
Codes & Modes, Hunter College, NYC
Isle of Wight Film Festival
Flaherty NYC @ Anthology Film Archive
Mass Art Film Society, Boston
Rural Route Tour, USA


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