Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Hope Tucker

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Easthampton, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2005, 2017, 2023

Hope Tucker produces moving images that reconceptualize the obituary, a short daily narrative form that’s often a vehicle for a global concern. Her recent works focus on nuclear history and risk and the power of protest.

She has received a research fellowship at the Institut Internationale de la Marionette in Charleville, France. Her film What Travelers Are Saying About Jornada del Muerto screened at Sundance in 2022.

At MacDowell in 2005, Tucker continued work on We Sell Lemonade, a partially animated documentary on the American lemonade stand. In 2017 she completed Atomkraftwerk Zwentendorf, the then most recent video in her series The Obituary Project.



Hope Tucker worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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