Tooele County UT | 2007

This documentary focuses on how unique, process-driven landscapes can stimulate unique secondary uses. The Bonneville Salt Flats are a landscape condition resulting from the ongoing natural evaporation of Lake Bonneville, producing expansive surface salt deposits. The hard-packed, flat, and uninhabited surface has been found to be ideal for racing and land speed record testing. Nearby industrial facilities at the Great Salt Lake mimic the natural evaporation process to produce salt for consumer use. 

The observation that such specific, even extreme, landscapes stimulate equally unique opportunities and types of inhabitation is further explored in projects for the urban environment, such as the salt dock festivals and LUMEN film festival.

Sponsored by: 
Harvard University Druker Research Fellowship