A floating sperm whale carcass is slowly collecting sea-garbage. This demi-island is ultimately discovered and it’s inherent obstacles and unique terrain are capitalized on as the world’s first miniature golf island. WHALE ISLAND. This installation is the product of a summer-long tour of every miniature golf course in Massachusetts. It is the predecessor of Capital Falls, my first attempt at playable-art. Whale Island was installed over the course of a week in MassArt’s Godine Gallery. It featured eight “hole-in-one-able” putt-putt holes, a mystery dwelling structure adorned with a waterfall skull, and the origin theater (housed inside Moby Dick). Also sprinkled throughout the exhibition is evidence of other related miniature golf courses, and illustrated permutations in the development of Whale Island. More images after the jump.
The animation above was projected inside the belly of the whale.