Y // Carsten Höller // 2003
Walking into Carsten Höller’s exhibition Doubt at the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca you are immediately confronted with a decision. Should you take the green path that goes left or the yellow path to the right? Once you enter the door you walk up a ramp, turn the corner and hit complete darkness. You can’t help but think if you chose the right path. You begin to doubt yourself but continue on using your hands to feel your way through. After what seems an eternity you walk into what seems to be an indoor carnival. There is a carousel and a flying machine. At the end of the room is a white strobe light corridor that leads you to another room. As if it couldn’t get any more intriguing you see two empty beds moving around the space. If you are feeling adventurous you can spend the night in the bed and have the carnival all to yourself for the evening. Then, instead of leaving, you take the path back and enter through the other door, allowing you to experience both tunnels. Without a doubt this was one of my favorite exhibitions.
Double Carousel // Carsten Höller // 2011
Two Roaming Beds (Grey) // Carsten Höller // 2015