A slide, a swimming tank, a crocodile and a mushroom. These are a number of the elements which make up the Carsten Höller Experience exhibition at the New Museum currently open until 15 January 2012.
Carsten Höller originally trained as a scientist so he has an interest in social experiments and research and so his work takes these basics to create an experience of new physical and psychological sensations. In a nutshell, the exhibition spread over several floors, attempts to alter the minds reaction to different situations.
So take your chance to experience the weird and wonderful and go on the Mirror Carousel, throw caution to the wind and jump on the Untitled (Slide), experience the flashing lights titled Double Light Flickers and float in the Giant Psycho Tank; a sensory deprivation pool, which creates an out-of-body experience.
The best time to go is a Thursday night, when it is free from 7-9pm and has a party style atmosphere. And of course the must-do has to be the slide which takes you from one floor, through another and deposits you in the next. After all that testing I think one result is clear - science can be fun! And don’t forget your swimming costume.
For more information visit the New Museum.