Yesterday some studio-mates and I went to the New Museum to check out Carsten Holler’s new show “Experience.” Its a totally interactive exhibition with a carousel, giant 3 story spiral slide, and the psycho-tank which is giant sensory deprivation tank full of salt water. We waited in line for two hours to try the tank and it was absolutely worth it.
Once you get past the fact that you are naked in a public place it’s really an incredible experience. Because there is so much salt in the water you just float on top in silence. As soon as I relaxed completely I started floating a circle around in the warm water just staring at the ceiling.
I decided not to rinse after after which was definitely a bad idea. There is so much salt on the water that as soon as the water dried it left salt all over my body. So all around it was a great “experience,” though we didnt get to try everything because we waited so long for the tank. I’m sure I’ll be heading back there soon to check everything out