The Extraordinary East End House That’s Nothing More Than An Illusion

It’s done with mirrors, and it’s pretty amazing.

1. The Barbican have commissioned Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich to create a 3D optical illusion.

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2. ‘Dalston House’ looks exactly like a regular Victorian building. But it’s not. It’s really just a reflection.

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3. The facade lies ‘horizontally on the ground with mirrors positioned overhead’.

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4. This means that to the viewer, participants appear to be climbing up the walls, Spiderman-style.

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5. The installation runs from 26 June 2013 - 4 August 2013.

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6. Watch an interview with the artist below:

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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