Box Elder Co. UT by Anthony Gerace — London, UK / Utah USA

Box Elder Co. UT is a case study in entropy and decline: How a community that has so much history can still have that history rendered null by the encroachment of desert, salt and heat, and the disinterest of community. By tracing a path from habitation, in Brigham City, to the skeletons of towns that no longer exist, such as Locomotive Springs, and finally to the scrubland desert and salt flats edging the Great Salt Lake, via three historic sites—the Spiral Jetty, Promontory Summit, and Bear River Bird Refuge—the project seeks to explain how history can fail and become meaningless in the face of nature's absoluteness.

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