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Av Lars Vilks - 16 maj 2009 17:20

Carsten Höller (b. 1961 in Belgium) holds a doctorate in biology, and he uses his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, concentrating particularly on the nature of human relationships. Viewer participation is the key to all of Höller's sculptures, but it is less an end in itself than a vehicle to informally test the artist's theories concerning human perception and physiological reactions.

Höller has undertaken many projects that invite visitor interaction, such as Flying Machine (1996) that hoists the user through the air, Upside-Down Goggles (1994/2001) that modify vision, and Frisbee House (2000), a room full of Frisbees. In 2007 he installed several slides at Tate Modern.

In the Ladonia Biennial he made a relational project: The unexpected meeting between a deer and a nude woman on the border between Ladonia and Sweden. The meeting could not last very long but is documented in a large photo which can be seen in New Museum. Mr Höller has been using the combination of a deer and a nude woman earlier shown at Gagosian Gallery 2009. Photo in New Herald.

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