Houston Report

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Display Opens in Houston At The Center's Gulf States Field Office
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Spring 2010
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259 One of the exhibit rooms at the Center’s Houston Field Office. CLUI photo

THOUGH THE CENTER'S YEAR-LONG focus on oil wrapped up with the end of 2009, (the sesquicentennial year of the oil industry in the United States), our Houston field office continues to support regional programming. An exhibit area has been installed inside the field office trailer, housing an exhibit about the industrial end of the Buffalo Bayou, and Houston’s petrochemical corridor. The exhibit is open by appointment.

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Wendover Report

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From the CLUI Complex on the Edge of the Salt Flats
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Spring 2010
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256 Steve Badgett of Simparch shows a Land Arts class around the infrastructure of the Simparch living systems research facility at Southbase, which includes a privy with a view of former bomb bunkers which are now used by the local casinos for records storage. CLUI photoTHE CLUI WENDOVER RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2009 season started with Jan Estep, and her dog, both from Minneapolis.

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Independent Interpreter: Cynthia Hooper

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Expert Framer of Views Presents Her Work
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Spring 2010
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253 Cynthia Hooper explains the landscape, as she sees it, in her presentation at the CLUI. CLUI photo

THE CENTER INVITED THE ARTIST Cynthia Hooper to present her work to the public at the CLUI in Los Angeles as part of the Center’s Independent Interpreter program. Seven of her videos depicting landscape processes were displayed continuously during open hours, visible on monitors and as projections.

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Urban Crude

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The Oil Fields of the Los Angeles Basin
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Spring 2010
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208 The camouflaged Cardiff oil well tower, atop the Beverly Hill Oil Field, is one of the landmarks of Los Angeles’ urban oil extraction. CLUI photo THE LANDSCAPE OF OIL IN the USA touches every state in one way or another. Los Angeles is unique, as in addition to being notorious as a city that grew up with and for cars, it continues to be an active oil field. The CLUI focused on this subject for the third installment of a trilogy of oil exhibits in 2009.

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Unusual Real Estate Listing #24213

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Lookout Mountain Lab
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Winter 2011
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185 Lookout Mountain Lab. CLUI photo

WE REPORTED ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, the former secret government film studio, located in the hills above the Sunset Strip, in the Fall 1997 issue of this newsletter, as it was notable then for its mere existence. Now, Lookout Mountain is for sale.

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Through the Grapevine Bus Tour

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Merging With Streams of Transit
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Winter 2011
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169 The bus ordered for the trip was from the Nada Bus Company, a white bus marked “Nada” on the side, a word that, in Spanish, of course, means “nothing.” All aboard! CLUI photo

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