Playas, New Mexico

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A Modern Ghost-town Braces For The Future
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Steve Rowell of the CLUI has been documenting the town of Playas, and in particular the 230 homes slated for counter-terrorism training, creating a static, photographic index of this place that will, for the indefinite future, serve its role as a generic American suburb under simulated attack. A forthcoming exhibit is being planned using these and other materials. In March 2005, Rowell was involved in a residency program at the School of Architecture at Texas A&M in College Station, TX.

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Tour Of The Monuments of the Great American Void

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A Bus-Centered Circumnavigation of the Great Salt Lake
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Spring 2005
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The Center conducted an epic two day public bus tour of the Great Salt Lake area in October, 2004, examining this remarkable giant puddle at the bottom of the Great Basin. The tour was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, which at the time was displaying a retrospective of the work of the artist Robert Smithson.

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Jane Wolff Delves Into The Delta

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CLUI Independent Interpreter Program Presents Her Work
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568 Installation view of Jane Wolff's exhibit at CLUI. CLUI photoIN NOVEMBER, 2004, JANE WOLFF was invited to present her remarkable work about the California Delta at the Center’s exhibit space in Los Angeles, as part of the Center’s Independent Interpreters series of lectures and presentations.

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Terminal Island: Touring The Edge of America

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Terminal Island is an artificial landmass in the heart of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and was the subject of an exhibit at the CLUI Los Angeles from March 31 to May 30th, 2005. The exhibit looked at Terminal Island as a sort of organismic, flowing, landscape machine, composed of five separate terminal activities that occur on the island: importation, exportation, excretion, deportation and expulsion.

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Terminal Island

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593 Terminal Island: isolated from, yet connected to the World. Port of LA photo, modified by CLUI (land around island is erased).

TERMINAL ISLAND IS AN ARTIFICIAL landmass in the heart of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and was the subject of an exhibit at the CLUI Los Angeles from March 31 to May 30th, 2005.

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Immersed Towns Surface For Exhibit At CLUI

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Intentionally Submerged America Subject of Program
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Spring 2005
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567 Part of the Immersed Remains exhibit at CLUI Los Angeles. CLUI photo by Elon SchoenholzOVER THE PAST CENTURY, HUNDREDS of towns have been drowned in the nation, primarily for reservoir construction. Collectively, these lost places offer an alternate version of the history of America. An exhibit at CLUI Los Angeles from January 21 through March 27, 2005 explored the phenomenon of these intentionally submerged communities.

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