Artist, Carsten Holler puts the fun in art viewing with his upcoming exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London opening on on June 10th, set to bring in a new group of art enthusiasts. If you ever wanted to rediscover your inner-child, here is your chance. The Belgian artist has been commissioned by the Southbank gallery to create two 39 metre-long, 15.5 metre-high installations titled "Isomeric Slides" to produce "an emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness".
Yes you heard us right. Giant slides facing the Thames River. Sold? We are.
Alongside this work, he will be showcasing other interactive works based on the process of decision-making, which places agency onto the audience. Among these includes a ceiling-mounted timepiece titled “Pill Clock” that will drop a load of unidentified pills onto the public who are able to swallow one with the help of a drinking fountain nearby if they so wish. According to Holler, this produces a type of ‘active uncertainty’ fuelled by a natural curiosity turned into a game of risk and joy for the viewer.
Carsten Holler: Decision opens on 10 June and runs till to 6 September at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank.