Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) with Matthew Coolidge, January 17


a sign which reads "observation point" with a red arrow against the backdrop of a snowy mountain landscape








Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm, for the first artist lecture in EXTRACTION, a research program exploring the industrial operations which abuse natural resources and thrive off of labor exploitation and racialized impoverishment.

Matthew Coolidge,  "Pits and Piles: Search for the Fulcrum with the Center for Land Use Interpretation" 

Matthew Coolidge is the founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an education and research organization based in Los Angeles. Since 1994, the Center has produced exhibitions, presentations, tours, publications, online resources, and other public programs that examine, describe, and explain the built landscape of the USA. For this presentation, Coolidge will provide an image-intensive examination of the contemporary American landscape, focusing on the notion of extraction and deposition.

This event is supported by Digital Arts & New Media. It is FREE and open to the public. Metered parking is available in the Performing Arts lot.

Also see our interview with Matt Coolidge: As part of its Extraction events series, the Center of Creative Ecologies invited Matt Coolidge to speak with CCE member LuLing Osofsky about some of CLUI's projects that look at mining and subterranean land use, following up on his Extraction series lecture, and continuing the conversation on how extraction fits into CLUI's conceptual, aesthetic and political framework. Read more...