Founded 1994; based in Culver City, California

The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is an organization "dedicated to the increase and diffusion of information about how the nation's lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived." Formed in 1994 by director Matthew Coolidge, the center is run out of a small office/gallery in greater Los Angeles but also incorporates residency and exhibition facilities at an abandoned airbase in Wendover, Utah; a desert research station halfway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles; a northeast regional office in Troy, New York; and an ever-expanding "infospace" on the internet. The remote Wendover complex (on a site built to train World War II bomber crews, including that of the Enola Gay, and used more recently as a filming location for Hollywood movies) is home to, among other programs, the Target Museum, whose collection includes paper targets used in firing ranges and ground-based bull's-eye bombing targets. Locations, research, and information are the core of CLUI's interests, and through its multimedia tours, exhibitions, publications, lectures, artist residencies, and extensive photographic archive, it gathers, processes, and presents the residues and territorial histories of humans' impact on the land.

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Pilot Peak Viewing Area, Nevada. Courtesy The Center for Land Use Interpretation