Dec 2, 2021

Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty


Robert Smithson

(American, 1938–1973)

16 mm film on video, color, sound; 35 min.

Louis D. Kacalieff, M.D. Fund 2020.266



Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty serves as a companion piece to his iconic, monumental earthwork of the same name, which he constructed in the Great Salt Lake, Utah in 1970. The film documents the siting and making of the work, interspersing imagery of maps, aerial footage of the lake, and Smithson driving through the Utah landscape, all narrated by the artist’s voiceover of history, coordinates, and processes that informed the evolution of the work.

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