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Leandro Erlich: Dalston House Exhibition

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Climb a Horizontal House
leandro elrich, dalston house, barbican
Picture credits Sidd Khajuria

How many times have you heard someone say 'you're literally driving me up the wall'? It is a phrase that really get on my nerves (but not literally). I mean, how can you 'literally' drive someone up the wall? The laws of physics won't allow it. Not even Scotty can change the law of physics.

But perhaps there is someone else who can. And he's not even a scientist. The Argentine artist, Leandro Erlich, might have just found a way to literally drive someone up the wall without even being annoying. How? Build a horizontal house, of course.

Leandro Erlich: Dalston House is a street installation that you can go and see for free at Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL. The artist is well known for creating three-dimensional visual illusions, and this one just about bites the biscuit (sorry for all the metaphors). The Victorian style terrace 'house' looks like part of a dismantled theatre set; the installation lies on the floor with mirrors up above, so when you stand on it, it give the impression that you are climbing a building (or if you put a car on top, like you are driving up the wall).

The installation is available to see until the 4th August, and will be accompanied by film screenings, live performances, walks, and workshops.

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Why? Quirky art installation
When: Until 4th Aug
Phone: 020 7638 8891
Where: 1-7 Ashwin Street, Dalston
Cost: Free
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