Artist turns central street into giant water slide
Bristol artist Luke Jerram turns Park Street into a water slide! On the May 4th this giant 90m (300ft) water slide was installed on Park Street in Bristol, England as part of Making Sundays Special and the Bristol Art Weekender. Running from 11am-5pm for one day only, the day was an event for the city to remember! 96,573 people signed up for their chance to get a 'ticket to slide' through a ballot, with only 360 tickets being issued to a few lucky individuals. Enabling people to navigate the streets of their city in a new way, the slide is a simple architectural intervention and a playful response to the urban landscape. Like many of Jerram's projects the installation requires public participation to be activated. The person on the slide becomes the performer, while spectators either side watch on. Created by Cinematica Media.
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