Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9/17/14 Hope Tucker

 Hope Tucker visits Film Society with new selections from THE OBITUARY PROJECT, a compendium of media that expands what we know as a daily narrative form as it gives new life to the antiquated documentary practice of salvage ethnography.
Tucker has animated cyanotypes of downwinders; photographed fallen witness trees and decaying 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; and retraced the path of protest that closed the only nuclear power plant in Austria.
Works from the project have recently screened at 21er Haus, Vienna; 25fps Festival, Zagreb; Ann Arbor Film Festival; European Media Art Festival, Osnabr├╝ck; International Film Festival, Rotterdam; Iowa City Docs; Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino; New York Film Festival; Seattle International Film Festival.