Hannah Whitaker is an American artist
I have followed Hannah’s work for some time. I find her use of formalism and abstraction through the use of analog photography compelling and unique. The new book is no exception to those points of interest, though Ursula takes on a slightly different, perhaps more technological or science fiction and psychedelic feel. The science-fiction aspect hints at AI, image computation, and sex robots amongst other futurist topics.
Throughout the conversation, we spoke about Hannah’s background, university education and her love for analog photography, and her commercial work. The focus of the conversation was Ursula, but also ideas revolving around the body, book-making, dystopian and utopian futures, and how Hannah’s practice has changed, evolved, and become more complex over time. I remain pretty astounded by Hannah’s work and feel this book, like her work on a whole is original fresh, and rightly deserves all the championing it gets. Please tune in!