Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI)
On April 10, 2013, 65 million cubic meters of material shifted at the Kennecott Copper Mine in Bingham Canyon and collapsed the northeastern wall. The event was the largest non-volcanic landslide to occur in modern North America. Can you find any trucks or mining equipment in this image? The tiny scale of those vehicles compared to the giant landslide provides important visual context to understanding the sheer size of this disaster.
Founded in 1994, the Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research and education organization "interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the surface of the earth, and in finding new meanings in the international and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create."
The UMFA holds three of CLUI's documentary works in the permanent collection, which sit at the intersection of artmaking and environmental activism.