Larkin Square, Buffalo, NY, 2015
3000 recycled 'shag' or 'hit-away' golf balls, steel ring, paint
An extremely simple and very graphic installation that subtly plays with the basic rules of mini-golf: as long as you start on the outer perimeter, you can start anywhere, thus there can be many people teeing off at the same time. Unlike a traditional hole, DOT also allows participants to race against one another, rather than count their strokes.
The goal is to get the ball from the perimeter of the DOT to the center, which may seem like an easy task, but because of the uneven surface created by the golfballs, this is far more difficult than it may appear at first glance and negotiating the textured terrain is a fun and comical experience.