When: 4th May 2014, 11am – 5pm
Where: Park Street, Bristol
£: Free to watch
What is it?
A giant 90m water slide is currently being developed for installation on Park Street in central Bristol on Sunday 4th May. This Park and Slide is the creation of public engagement artist Luke Jerram. The aim is to have the slide up and running for Make Sundays Special and the Bristol Art Weekender.
Jerram’s installation aims to enable 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. As the installation requires public participation to be activated, the person on the slide becomes the performer, while spectators on either side watch on. This massive urban slide will transform the street and ask people to take a fresh look at the potential of their city and the possibilities for transformation.
Thousands of Bristol residents have signed up for a chance to ride the slide, so the event is expected to be popular. Those who haven’t already signed up can still turn up to watch the fun.
Bristol’s Make Sundays Special is an initiative by the city’s Major, George Ferguson. During the summer there will be road closures on the first Sunday of the month to allow an eclectic selection of activities to take place.
More info: www.lukejerram.com/projects/urban_slide