Hope Tucker reframes the passing of sites, people, communities, freedoms, cultural markers, rituals, and ways of being. Since 2000, as director of The Obituary Project, a compendium of works that transform a daily narrative form and the antiquated documentary practice of salvage ethnography, she has documented shuttered bread factories, contested monuments, and fallen witness trees; animated cyanotypes of downwinders and old instructions for making fishing nets by hand; written the entire 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; recorded mobile phone footage of the last public phone booths in Finland and the reckonings made by pilgrims to the site of the first detonation of an atomic bomb. Between January 2017 and 2021, Hope Tucker marked the days by creating the Link Rot Archive, a collection of dead and broken links to US government webpages.

Thank you for sending tips of broken gov links to hopetucker (at) theobituaryproject (dot) org