Golden Mirror Carousel 2014
© Carsten Höller. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Artist Carsten Höller works to turn reality on its head, creating situations through which we can reimagine how we move through the world and reconsider our place in it. Drawing on social spaces outside the museum, such as the amusement park, zoo, or playground, the interactions that Höller proposes through objects and situations open up a range of new and unexpected sensory revelations in art.
Underscoring the 2014 Melbourne Festival microtheme of circus, the spectacular life-size Golden Mirror Carousel offers visitors to Federation Court a powerfully different physical and mental encounter than its traditional fairground counterpart. With each slow turn, participants are carried further into a gleaming, gilded looking-glass reflection, a step and a world away.
Golden Mirror Carousel is supported by the Loti & Victor Smorgon Fund.
Presented by Melbourne Festival and National Gallery of Victoria, with the assistance of Gagosian Gallery, New York.