Billboard showing hangar interior with shadow of stealth aircraft cast on the floor. Text: “It’s detectable. Until it’s not.”

Remote Sensing: Explorations Into the Art of Detection

Sep
13
2024
Feb
16
2025

Since World War II, the Los Angeles aerospace industry has been a leader in the development of remote sensing technologies—those that gather information without physical contact between the observer and the observed. Remote Sensing: Explorations into the Art of Detection investigates cultural and aesthetic responses to technologies that demonstrate an outsized but sometimes hidden impact on daily life, global conflict, and civil liberties. The exhibition spans two sites, the Center’s Los Angeles facility (CLUI LA) in downtown Culver City, and the Center’s Desert Research Station (DRS) in the Mojave Desert. The DRS serves as the remote location, operating in the arena of field research, test, and evaluation of remote sensing phenomenology, and includes creative and experimental R&D projects on its grounds. The Los Angeles location is the urban collection point, processing information and data from the field and interpreting it for the public.

"Billboard along Highway 14 in the Antelope Valley, north of Los Angeles, California," 2022, Center for Land Use Interpretation. Digital photograph. Courtesy of the Center for Land Use Interpretation. ©Center for Land Use Interpretation.

Locations

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The Center for Land Use Interpretation’s main office and exhibit space in Los Angeles, California. Courtesy of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.
9331 Venice Boulevard,

FRI-SUN:12pm-5pm
MON-THU:CLOSED

The Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Desert Research Station, near Hinkley, California. Courtesy of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.
40083 Hinkley Road, Hinkley

The DRS is open only during scheduled programs. 

The Center for Land Use Interpretation’s main office and exhibit space in Los Angeles, California. Courtesy of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.
9331 Venice Boulevard,

FRI-SUN:12pm-5pm
MON-THU:CLOSED

The Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Desert Research Station, near Hinkley, California. Courtesy of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.
40083 Hinkley Road, Hinkley

The DRS is open only during scheduled programs.