Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Helter Skelters - Slides at Tate Modern

After work yesterday, I scooted across London’s Millennium Bridge and into the Tate Modern to see the new installation in the huge Turbine Hall. Remember the white boxes that occupied it a while back.

For the next six months, it is home to five slides. Helter skelters. It’s the work of Carsten Höller who believes that there are alternative ways of moving around.

Twelve seconds to drop a full five floors.

Yesterday was the press preview … but if you had a camera you could get in to take some snaps. It opens today.

So go along, put your feet in a sack and take the ride of your life! And bring a camera - it's very photogenic, particularly the shadows.

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