Landscans are high-definition videos, shot from moving aircraft, looking at the ground, with limited camera movement or edits, and usually lasting at least several minutes in length. Places selected to be depicted in this manner are sites of national significance that are large in area or linear in form, presenting a challenge to conventional documentary processes. Several landscans have been produced by the CLUI so far, and more are in development.

Bingham Canyon Mine to Kennecott Smelter, Utah
Supported in part by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah.

The Grapevine, California
Supported in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and the CLUI Remarkable Roadways Program.

Great Salt Lake Evaporation Ponds, Utah
Commissioned by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, with funds from the Phyllis Cannon Wattis Endowment for Modern and Contemporary Art.


Indiana Harbor Steel, East Chicago, Indiana
Supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Texas City Refinery, Texas 
Supported in part by Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston and Fondazione Prada.