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A year with the Great Salt Lake

January 26, 2017

 

In uncertainty I had to create.

 

That's why I first stood on the salted shores of the Great Salt Lake. Its low waters rang, its wind pushed, and the place grabbed me.

 

It felt as imposing as my future. 

 

I devoted the next year to the Lake, a landscape that Wallace Stegner said "rubs the senses raw." The result: a series of videos—or rather meditations—on the Lake, my personal journey, and a community's apathetic relationship to the saline landscape. 

 

 

 

 

The project, entitled A Day with Salt, is found here. Below are two videos within the series. The first, lacustrine, is a poetic introduction to the Lake's ecosystem. The second, remonstration, deals with the current threat to the Lake--the Bear River Development Project.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lacustrine / of or relating to a lake / 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

remonstration / a plea /

 

 

 

if 

the ocean 

can calm itself

so can you.

we

are both

salt water

mixed 

with

air.

 

-meditation, Nayyirah Waheed

 

 

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