Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Carsten Holler slides - cant wait to go!

The artist Carsten Holler has installed huge slides in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. The longest drops from the 5th floor, and that is 27 m high!
Apparently, the feeling is amazing!
What is the link with art?
Well, it certainly has something to do with architecture and psychology, according to Holler.
"For some reason that I don't understand slides have not been taken up," he said. In his view, they provide a safe, fast and efficient means of transportation through and between buildings. The experience of descent also "gives you a moment of relief," he said. "It gives you the possibility to let some of those things go that you carry around as an adult. By letting yourself go you somehow get to the bottom of things."
The slides are on for 6 months, so people, come and visit! Until then, have a look here