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Twenty Years of Collaboration: Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe

Saturday, March 08 - 10:00AM to 10:45AM
Holiday 6

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe have collaborated for nearly 20 years. Their projects have resulted in three book publications, two interactive multimedia disks, two websites ( and, and numerous exhibitions. They will discuss how their working process has evolved, generated new ideas, and led to new work outside of their combined efforts. They will highlight two projects including Reconstructing the View, a recent book and exhibition that considers ideas about time, culture, representation, and the construction of perception in the Grand Canyon. The second project is a work-in-progress with writer Rebecca Solnit that considers the Colorado River and the Glen Canyon before and after the creation of controversial Glen Canyon Dam and its reservoir, Lake Powell. This collaboration is a meditation on what has and hasn't vanished beneath Lake Powell's waters, and is a response to Eliot Porter's book The Place No One Knew, and a history of place that cannot be relocated. They will show many of the visualization tools they've created, including animations and videos, historic mashups, printed 3D objects, and custom stereoscopic viewers for tablets and printed mammoth panoramas.


Byron Wolfe
Byron Wolfe
Mark Klett
Mark Klett

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