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October 13, 2006

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


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


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


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


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


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."


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



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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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