The work of German artist Carsten Höller, the Aventura Slide Tower is a soaring 93-foot tall steel and glass structure, simultaneously whimsical, striking, and immersive. Höller, a key player within the Relational Aesthetics movement and one of Germany’s most acclaimed conceptual artists, is known for prioritizing social context and sensory experiences over object-based art.
To this end, Höller notes that slides are not merely "a means of transportation, but also a tool for introducing a moment of real madness into daily life…”
But powerful sensory experiences are not limited to those who plunge down the 9-storeyed slide; viewers are also engaged in the breathtaking thrill of the moment. Eliciting these visceral emotions, the artwork connects participants and viewers, drawing them into a dimension of unfettered fun.