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Carsten Holler’s Experience at the New Museum

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Bathers prepare to enter the Giant Psycho Tank, a sensory deprivations pool that visitors are encouraged to experience (in a bathing suit or without clothes, robes,towels and flipflops provided).

The New Museum kicked off their giant Carsten Holler show, “Carsten Holler: Experience,” with quite a bang today. Members of the press were invited to shoot down a three-story slide installation, float in a sensory deprivation pool and don special head gear with goggles that turn everything upside down. It’s the first New York Survey of works by the German scientist turned interactive artist and opens to the public tomorrow.  It will run through January 15th, 2012. See our photos below.

The slide shoots viewers through the fourth floor to the second floor, acting as a "giant 102-foot long pneumatic mailing system." photo by thelodownny.com
Visitors wait to go down the slide under "Singing Canaries Mobile, 2009."
Giant Triple Mushrooms, 2010 - up close. Photo by thelodownny.com
Giant Triple Mushrooms, 2010. Photo by thelodownny.com
Mirror Carousel, 2005, offers riders unique reflections while slowly spinning around. Photo by thelodownny.com
Visitors can lay on a rubber pillow with their head "in" a fish tank (Aquarium, 1996) and watch the fish swim above them. Photo by thelodownny.com
A bunch of strange polyurethane creatures float on the floor while neon lights flash in "Animal Group, 2011." photo by thelodownny.com
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