Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Carsten Holler- Experience

When Hal Foster wrote about the fine line between site specific work and tourist site in "Artist as Ethnographer," I thought of Carsten Holler show at the New Museum last October. I did not see the show, but I remember reading about how, due to popularity, the museum extended its run  and about the lines visitors had to wait in to ride the slide he installed. These lines, viewing windows throughout the slide, and the waiver visitors have to sign before participating in any of his experiences (which also included the taking of pills and the opportunity to feel your nose grow) add to the spectacle.  

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