by Snell in New Art on Wednesday 15 August 2007

Featured at London’s Tate Museum earlier this year, these giant human slides certainly drew the crowds. The artist behind them — Carsten Höller — sees them as being an even bigger event bursting out of our buildings and winding through our cities. Höller wonders: ‘How might a daily dose of sliding affect the way we perceive the world? Can slides become part of our experiential and architectural life?’. We don’t know the answers, but we’re looking forward to a time when the suits of this world have to let their hair down just by leaving the building.