The Fortuitous Sequel to Martin Kippenberger’s Installation, 2007

The Fortuitous Sequel to Martin Kippenberger’s Installation_2_webThe Fortuitous Sequel to Martin Kippenberger’s Installation, 2007
Experimental Station, Chicago, IL

The Experimental Station hosted the First Putt-Putt Green Design Competition, organized and curated by Material Exchange. Area artists, designers, engineers, and school groups, submitted putting green designs, employing a range of circuitous and inefficient means to get the ball into the hole, out of which ten were selected. Each of the green designers was given a piece of Astroturf salvaged from German artist Martin Kippenberger’s The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s America, an exhibition held at the Renaissance Society in 2000. Adding to the challenge was the requirement that each hole be constructed from reclaimed materials and that the finished product have a built-in future use. Afterlives for the holes included a skateboard ramp, bike panniers, and bird houses.

The “Green” Designers were: Steven Carelli Dayton Castleman Michael Dinges Matthew Dupont Evan Fulford Matthew Hebert, Monica Herrera and Heather Mullins Hyde Park Academy, Rod Northcutt