The real ‘frontier’ is the limit of reason, beyond which lies the unconsidered landscape of uncertainty, which contains such notable psycho-geographic features as the abyss of insanity, and flume of doom. It is nearly impossible to travel here while being able to report back to the rest of the world in an intelligible manner. For descriptions of this space we have to depend on the records of fateful journeys of lost souls, or to attempt an examination of its perimeter, to the extent that is tolerable to the rational mind. But we cannot afford to ignore this place, as it is here where the mysteries of life are manifested. -Damon Farragut
Editors Note: On the Horizon
Welcome to this double issue of the Lay of the Land, twice as large as it normally is, in part to make up for the fact that it has been longer than usual since the last issue. As the stories in the newsletter attest, we have not been sitting around or on vacation, its just been a little busy around here. Current and upcoming events to watch for include an elaborate exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, opening August 25. This program, called Back to the Bay, includes an exhibit, publication, and tour series about the margins of the San Francisco Bay. A public bus tour will take place on September 30th, and a symposium and boat tour will take place on September 29th. Another event happening as we go to press is the launching of our first interactive touchscreen kiosk, which has just been deployed to the Netherlands, where it serves the local community around Utrecht as part of an arts festival at a place called Fort Asperen. The kiosk provides information on the Dutch landscape for those who are seeking another perspective. If you find yourself over there, it will be there until the end of the summer, at which point it will be loaded with a new program and sent elsewhere. Meanwhile, in New York City, the CLUI show Formations of Erasure is on display at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. A few shows and lectures are planned for the Center’s exhibit space in Culver City for the rest of this year, however the dates have not been set yet so you’ll just have to watch the mail. Thanks as always for your interest in the CLUI!