Mano Poderosa No.
cast concrete, copper, steel, aluminum, wood, astroturf, brick,
cast bronze, TV, VCR, cast bronze, artist video, "Portrait
of the Artist as the Enemy", 21 x 4 x 15 feet.
Around: An Exhibition of Mini-golf", Aspen Art Museum, Aspen,
No. 3, 1994 was a fairly radical departure from No. 2 This version
was adapted into a mini-golf version for a special exhibition
called, Playing Around (as in playing a round of golf and just
having fun) at the Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado. On entered
Ringsby's installation over the "T'HOU SHALT NOT" bridge crossed
the invisible moat that separates academia from the rest of the
world. The Biblical phrase was deliberately incomplete to set
the tone of an intolerant quasi-religious environment. One had
to shoo under the tower, through one of three castle gates, to
get to the hole on the other side. The hand used the ivory brick
tower, adapted fro The Torch of Liberty, 1993. Gothic arches with
portcullises open 3 above the Astroturf formed the entrance holes.
Above each gate was a shield of allegiance. To the far right was
the male symbol wit exclamation point. This gate put your ball
out the "Slobodon Milosevic Memorial Exit" (Milosevic was a Serbian
dictator) and into the moat. To the far left was the female symbol
with exclamation point. This gate led your ball out the "Catherine
MacKinnon Memorial Exit" (MacKinnon was a radical feminist theorist)
and into the moat. The central shield of male and female symbols
combine led directly to the hole. Cooperation between the sexes
can score hole in one. Ringsby was exhausted by the ongoing war
between the sexes.