CLUI (directed by Matthew Coolidge with a dedicated corps of staff and volunteers) trains an objective eye on the land, resulting in photographs, videos, articles, lectures, and regional tours that reflect the myriad ways we use the land. Tacita Dean, on the other hand, employs the mediums of painting, drawing, and film to create narrative, fictional interpretations surrounding the idea of landscape.
CLUI’s landscan of Great Salt Lake and Tacita Dean’s film JG are both on exhibit at the UMFA. Hikmet Sidney Loe talks with Matthew Coolidge and Tacita Dean about the shows in the February 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.
has taught art history at Westminster College since 2006, and has also taught at the University of Utah and Weber State University. Her extensive exploration of Spiral Jetty will published next year by the University of Utah Press in a book titled The Spiral Jetty and Rozel Point: Rotating Through Time and Place.