UPR Presents: 'Utah’s Proving Ground: Aesthetics, Environment and Politics of Dugway Proving Ground'

Nov 1, 2019

UPR Presents...the panel discussion titled: Utah’s Proving Ground: Aesthetics, Environment and Politics of Dugway Proving Ground presented by the NEHMA at USU and recorded on October 23 in the USU Performance Hall.

“Proving Ground” at Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Credit DAVID MAISEL / https://davidmaisel.com

Throughout his career, photographer David Maisel has explored the aesthetics and politics of radically human-altered environments, framing issues of contemporary landscape with equal measures of documentation and metaphor. The exhibition, Proving Ground, explores military power, land use and the limits of human technology.

The panel discussion complemented the exhibition by photographer David Maisel titled Proving Ground. That exhibition is currently on view at the museum, running through December 14.

The panel for this discussion was comprised of photographer David Maisel and author Terry Tempest Williams, along with Mark Brunson, environmental ecologist at USU and Vincent Liddiard, chief of staff at Dugway Proving Ground. The moderator was Matthew LaPlante, USU journalism professor and host of Undisciplined on UPR.