Artist Carsten Höller Debuts a Nine-Story-Tall Slide in Miami

Artist Carsten Höller Debuts a Nine-Story-Tall Slide in Miami

He created a tandem slide that rises 93 feet in the air—his first slide artwork to be installed in the U.S.—and debuted it by sliding down with Chloë Sevigny

 

“I dissect fun in my work,” says artist Carsten Höller. In Miami this past weekend, Höller’s first work in United States made its debut. In permanent installation at the entrance of the Aventura Mall, a tandem slide now rises 93 feet in the air. With two spiraling titanium steel slides, one running clockwise and the other counterclockwise, Höller’s structure allows a pair of people to reach speeds up to 15 miles per hour on the way down. It’s a towering artwork that invites the public to interact with and activate it.

Höller's tandem slide is installed at the entrance of Aventura Mall in Miami. The location "has given me the opportunity to test my ongoing hypothesis by using this slide to reimagine the American mall experience," he says of the work. To debut the slide last weekend, he took a trip down it with friend and actress Chloë Sevigny.
Höller’s tandem slide is installed at the entrance of Aventura Mall in Miami. The location “has given me the opportunity to test my ongoing hypothesis by using this slide to reimagine the American mall experience,” he says of the work. To debut the slide last weekend, he took a trip down it with friend and actress Chloë Sevigny.

 

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