THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
NOON @ THE CAT IN THE CREAM
PIZZA AND SODAS WILL BE SERVED!!!!
Matt Coolidge of the CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION
Matt Coolidge is the Founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) in Los Angeles, a non-profit art/research organization that employs a multimedia and multidisciplinary approach to increase and diffuse knowledge about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived. He serves as a project director, photographer and curator for CLUI exhibitions, and has written several books published by the CLUI, including Back to the Bay: An Examination of the Shoreline of the San Francisco Bay Region (2001), and The Nevada Test Site: A Guide to America’s Nuclear Proving Ground (1996). He lectures widely in the United States and Europe on contemporary landscape matters, and is a faculty member in the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts, where he teaches a class about “nowhere.” Coolidge received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2004, a Rockefeller New Media Fellowship in 2005, and in 2006 was honored with the Lucelia Award from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an award given to one artist a year under 50 who has made a distinguished contribution to American art. The work of the CLUI has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and other institutions around the world.
Coolidge will also be guiding the students of my Land Art in the Electronic Age class on a three-day field trip to Gary, Indiana, to more deeply understand and interpret the steelscape between Gary and Cleveland.
-Courtesy of Julia Christensen