Carsten Höller's artistic works are based on scientific processes. As early as 1993, the object and installation artist exhibited in the "Aperto" section of the Venice Biennale, where he finally occupied the Swedish pavilion together with Miriam Bäckström in 2005. His works often invite the viewer to participate in order to evoke aesthetic or emotional experiences in a very direct way, such as the gigantic slides he installed in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Gallery in London in 2006 or the animal enclosure at the Hamburger Bahnhof in 2010, where paying guests spent the night. In 2013, Swedish fashion label Acne exhibited one of his oversized mushroom sculptures in their Los Angeles store. In June 2014, the 31-meter-high Vitra Rutschturm, designed by Höller, opened in Weil am Rhein.