Wednesday, March 7, 2007
All Processes Create Disorder-Michael Dinges
This piece is a model of a suburban neighborhood on the edge of an encroaching desert. Additionally, a tornado looms above and threatens this domestic scene. My intention in this piece is to highlight rampant, ill-conceived and perhaps unsustainable development and the potential consequences of desertification and global warming. In making this hole whimsical yet menacing, I want the player to note this man-made scenario and remember its message.
I am a Chicago artist and a recent MFA graduate from the University of Chicago. My art practice concentrates on the intersection between art and technology and this project is an ideal opportunity to engage those issues in a playful way.
Tornado. The large “tornado” would be primarily constructed out of a leftover deck umbrella I have. It would be sheathed in black plastic and would slowly turn in a slightly menacing way. The golfer would putt through the disintegrating neighbor hood into the hole whereupon the ball would be shot upwards and through the top of the tornado and dropped to the ground for the next hole. I would like to make this very dark and dramatic looking but still engaging and fun.
Posted by John Preus at 3:20 PM