Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

The Slide

© DACS 2024. Photo credit: Frank Da Silva, courtesy The Line

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

'The Slide' was created in 2016 by artist Carsten Höller at the invitation of Anish Kapoor, designer of 'ArcelorMittal Orbit'. At 178 m long, it is the world's tallest and longest tunnel slide and offers a 40–second descent, 12 twists and turns, and speeds of up to 24 km/h. 'The Slide' winds its way through 'ArcelorMittal Orbit' (the UK's tallest sculpture) and, through the transparent sections of its structure, offers glimpses of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London's skyline before plunging visitors into darkness. It is a permanent installation that offers an unforgettable and exhilarating experience and, as Höller notes, 'it's virtually impossible to go down a slide without smiling'.

The Line

London

Title

The Slide

Date

2016

Medium

steel

Measurements

H 17800 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

S002

Acquisition method

featured work on The Line

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

London Legacy Development Corporation for the GLA

Custodian

London Legacy Development Corporation

Access

at all times

Tags

This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

The Line

London, England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue