Hope Tucker

Associate Professor

Hope Tucker transforms what we know as a daily form of terse, text-driven narrative through The Obituary Project, a compendium of moving image that gives new life to the antiquated documentary practice of salvage ethnography. Over the past twenty years, she has animated cyanotypes of downwinders and instructions for making fishing nets by hand; photographed shuttered bread factories, fallen witness trees, and contested civil rights era landmarks; recorded mobile phone footage of the last public phone booths of Finland; written the text of a video out of paper clips, a Norwegian symbol of nonviolent resistance; retraced the path of protest that closed the only nuclear power plant in Austria; and preserved reckonings made by travelers to the site of the first detonation of an atomic bomb. Works from the project have screened in spaces including 21er Haus, Vienna; Ambulante, Ciudad de México; Anthology Film Archives; Cairo Video Festival; European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück; International Film Festival, Rotterdam; Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino; New York Film Festival; Punto de Vista, Pamplona; Sundance Film Festival; Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Hope Tucker

W225 Adler Journalism Building (AJB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States