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Hardcover, 7 x 10.5 in. / 98 pgs / 44 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2020 p. 106   

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Hannah Whitaker: Ursula

Edited by Nicholas Muellner, Catherine Taylor. Text by Dawn Chan, David Levine.

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These beautiful, unsettling and playful photographs show how certain sci-fi tropes—from digital servants to sex robots—have been consistently gendered as female

The latest photobook from Brooklyn-based photographer Hannah Whitaker (born 1980) imagines the embodied forms of personified technology which have long been central to sci-fi narratives: digital servants, sex robots, machine-learning projects.

Ursula addresses the consistency with which these figures are gendered as female, subservient and sexualized, and slyly points to our society's insidious failures to fully see women without imposing such roles and distinctions.

Immersed in techno-futuristic design tropes, Whitaker's photographs—at once playful, maximalist and estranging—are accompanied by texts by David Levine and Dawn Chan.


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/17/2021

'Hannah Whitaker: Ursula' is new from ITI Press

'Hannah Whitaker: Ursula' is new from ITI Press

Featured spreads are from Hannah Whitaker: Ursula, the new photobook from Image Text Ithaca Press. Investigating the ways that subservient sci-fi tropes like digital servants and sex robots are generally gendered as female, this work is mysterious, luminous, sometimes funny and always alluring. Texts are by Dawn Chan and David Levine, who writes, "The things that matter are celestial. The things that matter are Platonic. Look into my eyes and what do you see? Movies. Ring flash. The world asked for me to be this way. Highly reflective. Not just the sunglasses, but my face, polished within an inch of its life. Nonporous. A contemporary saint, my body covered in USB ports, surrounded by photographers. Click click click click click. My background an RP screen of clouds rushing by, or a horizon, infinitely deferred. To a beat. Asleep on the horizon, my body beneath the dunes, my jaw is set toward the future. The future I project myself into. The body I pour myself into, my plastic shoulders the size of aircraft carriers, rotating in the dusk." continue to blog



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