MINI GOLF – a social practice: H#4
Steve deBruyn: untitled
“With this piece I intend to enjoy and exploit the accessibility and intended use of the mini golf course. In my usual practice my artwork is installed in galleries and though the audience is allowed to and encouraged to walk on and/or interact with the piece they are usually reluctant. They need to be told “Yes it is OK to touch”. My artwork is never meant to be precious. In this exhibition interaction will not only be expected but unavoidable. I like that very much.”
- This is a par-3 hole
- When teeing-off, don’t swing too hard or your ball may fly off of the loops.
- When standing on the course your weight will affect the course of the ball.
- The surface of this course is not flat or smooth, don’t get too frustrated.
Living and working in London, Ontario, Steve’s main artistic output consists of large-scale installation art, usually focused around the culture and aesthetics of skateboarding. As a 30-something Canadian, he takes into account his rural upbringing and lack of actual skill on the board itself in his work. He enjoys the traditional skater ethos of building things for free from whatever is available. He has also been known to create paintings, collages and zines. He frequently collaborates with others and is open to any and all possibilities when it comes to making artwork in Canada or abroad.