Pic of the Day: Carsten Höller’s Slide in the New Museum

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Belgian artist Carsten Höller’s metal slide installations often boggle the mind. How does he manage to burrow through buildings to put them into place? The spiral-shaped slides have been an ongoing project for Höller since the ’90s when he created a similar series that featured at the Berlin Biennale, and later at the offices of Miuccia Prada in Milan. The artist’s works allow viewers a moment of self-exploration, while toying with feelings of panic and glee. Those are things we’d certainly feel rushing down a 102-foot-long slide that winds its way from the New Museum’s fourth floor to its second. Höller’s exhibit will also feature a new light installation, a sensory deprivation pool, and more. Hit the jump to get a peek at slide. Head to Gothamist for more pics and some video. Photo credit: Kohey Kanno