Revealed: Carsten Höller’s Three-Story Slide at the New Museum

10/25/2011 4:10 PM |

The line for the slide at this mornings media preview never got much longer than this.
  • The line for the slide at this morning’s media preview never got much longer than this.

Remember how exciting it was when we all found out that, as part of his solo show at the New Museum, German conceptual and installation artist Carsten Höller would be installing one of his much-loved slides stretching between the museum’s fourth and second floors? Well, at this morning’s media preview I got to take “Untitled (Slide)” (2011) for a spin—or, more accurately, I took several spins on it—and it’s irresistibly fun. While you wait your turn—the line is going to be long—here’s what you’ve got to look forward to.

Ready? All clear? Here we go!
  • Ready? All clear? Here we go!

Wheeeeeeee—blink and youll miss the third floor—weeeeeeee!
  • Wheeeeeeee—blink and you’ll miss the third floor—weeeeeeee!

And, 102 feet later, youll land amidst the intensely blinking lights of Double Light Corner (2011) on the museums second floor.
  • And, 102 feet later, you’ll land amidst the intensely blinking lights of “Double Light Corner” (2011) on the museum’s second floor.

Carsten Höller‘s first major New York survey, Experience, opens at the New Museum tomorrow and continues through January 15.