German artist and former scientist, Carsten Höller, is currently the talk of New York City’s art scene. His exhibit, which opened October 25th, has transformed the New Museum of contemporary art in the Bowery into an interactive playground. Made up of various sculptures and installations the show includes an internationally famed cork screw slide (this particular one is 102 feet long).
Overall Murals played a part in this artistic amusement park by turning the museum’s large lobby wall into one of Höller’s optical illusions. It is an intersecting pattern which is meant to create a destabilizing effect, a sensation that distorts spatial perceptions. Not only was it a dizzying experience, but the stripes, otherwise known as Zöllner Stripes had a need to be as technically precise as possible and completed in under a handful of days.