Julie Rene de Cotret

MINI GOLF – a social practice: H#7 

Julie Rene de Cotret: Raccoon Mischief 

This hole consists of two garbage cans being raided by three raccoons. The intent is to create a hole with humor, playfulness and excitement, to indulge our memories of raccoons at the campground or any raccoon foolery. This setting, a laid back fun atmosphere, makes the player feel apart of the mischief occurring at this hole hopefully inciting players to share their experiences of this other omnivorous mammal

Playing Tips:

  • This is a par-2 hole
  • The tee-off point on Raccoon Mischief is in front of the garbage can tunnel.
  • Using your club as a pool cue is beneficial for this hole.

Julie René de Cotret was born in Montreal in 1976. She studied Fine Arts at John Abbott College, in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montreal and received her B.F.A. from the NSCAD, in 2004. In 2005 she was guest student at the Meadows School of Art, SMU, Dallas, Tx. She has recently finished a two-year artist residency program with the School of Environmental Science at the University of Guelph. Her studio is located in Guelph. René de Cotret is a member of the Board of Directors for Ed Video Media Art Centre, and she also curates at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

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6×6 is 1 of 11 installations by Associate Professor Elise Shelley’s ARCH 425 students. ARCH 425 is a 4th year course at Waterloo Architecture that investigates the modern designed landscape in connection with nature, social issues, and environmentalism.

Location: rare Charitable Research ReserveSite 11

Group Members:

1 Fish Zachary
2 Gray Braden
3 Kim Sung-Jun Mark
4 Moghaddam Matin
5 Wenzel Stephen


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Photographs Provided by the Artists courtesy of Waterloo Architecture.
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