MINI GOLF – a social practice: H#2
Marcia Huyer & Robert Hengeveld: Untitled
The putting green is housed within a refurbished cargo van. Players tee off outside of the van. They begin their shot with a challenging steep ramp that leads inside. Within the van artificial grasses and trees resemble an actual golf course. The ball follows a course of curves and slopes – both slight and pronounced – with various obstacles intermixed. If the players are too ambitions in their play, their shot will continue on outside the open backdoors of the van and splash pathetically into a water feature below.
- This is a par-2 hole
- Watch out, if you are too eager while playing this hole your golf ball will splash into the pool on the other side of the van!
- When the ball is in play on the inside of the van, climb on inside and putt softly.
Marcia Huyer is currently living and working in Toronto. She studied sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design and completed her MFA in 2006 at the University of Victoria. She has exhibited internationally and nationally, primarily in artist-run centres, as well as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC; ODD Gallery, Yukon; and, Eastern Edge, NFLD. She has also participated in projects such as Nuit Blanche and CAFKA ‘07, Kitchener, ON.
Robert Hengeveld is an installation and multi-media artist whose work explores the boundaries between reality and fiction, and where we find ourselves within that relationship. He is currently living and working in Toronto, ON. He completed his MFA at the University of Victoria in 2005 and studied the Ontario College of Art and Design. He began his art practice at Georgian College, where he received a Certificate and Diploma in Fine Arts. Some recent exhibitions include Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo), Jè-st’, Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben-Cohen (Moncton), and Mulherin Pollard Projects (NYC). Hengeveld is represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary.