Park and Slide is a project dreamt up by Bristol based artist Luke Jerram. Enabling the people of Bristol to navigate the streets of their city in a new way, this temporary 90m water slide is a simple architectural intervention and a playful response to the urban landscape.
Sign up at www.bristolslide.com for your chance to get a ticket!
The slide will be on Park Street, a well-known main street in central Bristol. It’s steep incline and prominent location makes it perfect for the slide site. Park and Slide will be presented as part of ‘Make Sundays Special’, enabling people to see their city in a new light. For the event, Park Street will be closed to traffic and dominated by people not cars. The slide will be free for the public to use.
Like many of Jerram's large-scale art projects, Park and Slide requires public participation to be activated. The person on the slide becomes the performer, while spectators either side watch on.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Park and Slide will be a unique and memorable once in a lifetime experience and asks people to take a fresh look at the potential of their city and the possibilities for transformation. Imagine if there were permanent slides right across Bristol: linking Clifton with Hotwells; Cotham with Stokes Croft. This is our city, and maybe it's up to us to shape its future?
Following rumours about the project, it has already gained support from Bristol’s finest culture bloggers:
“If last year was all about Gromits on every street corner, this year in Bristol might be remembered for one giant piece of playful art on Park Street as Luke Jerram hopes to install a giant water slide that the public can ride from the top of the road to the bottom. “ Bristol Culture
Steps to get it done:
For your chance to get a ticket sign up here >> www.bristolslide.com !!
Project management and artist fee for Luke Jerram is being donated in-kind.
In the unlikely event the slide has to be cancelled due to really extreme weather we will aim to present the slide again later in the year, but most of the money paying contractors for the first attempt will be lost.
About the space
Busy shopping street in central Bristol
Bristol City Council