from the artist who brought you the portrait projector ring (among many other awesome stuff), Luke Jerram wants you to get the exhilaration of sliding down Park Street in central Bristol in a 300-foot (90 meters) long water slide. he has taken this endeavor to crowdfunding site Spacehive to seek for financial backing and the perks? well, there is none – at least nothing tangible. by backing up Park and Slide, you will be bringing a cool playful art alive. by putting your whatever amount of money into this crowdfunding campaign, you are essentially helping the artist to achieve this dream and brings thrill to the people in and around England, or you if like, you can fly down to Park Street on May 4, 2014 and slide your day away, and probably shop your way uphill when you trek back to the top for yet another round.
the slide will be free to use and would be the first of its kind to be set up on public street (though not the longest or even the fastest). presented as part of Bristol City Council’s ‘Make Sundays Special’ program which aims to let people see their city in a new light and on this awesome day, the street will be closed to automobile. the slide will be built by Jerram, presumably aided by a supporting team, using plastic sheet and hay bales. Jerram is looking to raise £5,622 which will go into the setup, safety, insurance, build materials et cetera. you can learn more about Park and Slide over at Spacehive.