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October 13, 2006

'If we all went down a slide on a daily basis, it might profoundly change our lives'

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Belgian-born German artist Carsten Höller's philosophy, as described by Jessica Morgan, a curator at the Tate Modern in London,

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quoted by Lawrence Van Gelder in his "Arts, Briefly" feature in this past Tuesday's New York Times.

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Höller's new show at the Tate Modern, consisting of five spiral slides (above and below)

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made of polished stainless steel and clear acrylic plastic, opened on Monday of this week in the museum's cavernous Turbine Hall.

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Everyone rides: "The tallest of the slides, 182 feet long, drops passengers riding raw canvas mats from the top floor of the building, a former power station on the Thames."

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I expect a dispatch momentarily from Edwina Ings-Chambers, Slide Editor of the Financial Times.

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w00t!

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If we all went down on a daily business, I'd need a neck brace....

Posted by: Hugo | Oct 16, 2006 4:17:44 PM

I'd rather ride the slide than wear that bizarre hoodie cloaking device.

Posted by: Mb | Oct 14, 2006 8:41:57 AM

Now that is really really cool! I want to ride that. Better yet, I want one in my house!

Posted by: Michael | Oct 13, 2006 4:55:46 PM

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