What do you do when you’re an adult who wants to experience things? You spend 25 minutes waiting in line with a bunch of kids to ride a 2-story slide on Saturday morning. (Wheeeee!) You also try on magic goggles, ogle giant mushrooms, ride a slow moving carousel, spoon a blue ape, stick your head in a tank of fish and eat placebo gelcaps. Such was my experience at the New Museum, experiencing “Experience” with my date, Ben. A good sport for meeting me there at 11am and waiting in line after line with me. Though I think what I liked most about the date was finding out Ben went to a Hallowmeme party last week. Perfectly punny. I think I would have gone as either a woman laughing alone with salad or a woman struggling to drink water.
Carsten Höller has an exhibit up where we can ride a carousel and slide down a gigantic slide installation. In my mind, the perfect way to start off Saturday.