Trying to Find the Spiral Jetty 1997
Audio CD, 27 minutes
Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris
This sound work documents my journey to try and find Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) following faxed directions I received from Utah Arts Council. I went with someone who had no idea what he was looking for. I never intended making a work from this trip but it was a combination of the extraordinary quality of Rozel Point and the Great Salt Lake, and the fact that I can never be sure that I found the risen or submerged jetty that inspired me to partially construct the documentation of this journey.