Art: Leandro Erlich's illusionary Dalston House will have you clinging on for dear life

Date
25 June 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Master of illusion Leandro Erlich first graced It’s Nice That last year with his Parisian façade and now he’s back for more fun – with a project just round the corner in east London!

The huge three-dimensional installation Dalston House, which sits on the foundations of a Victorian house destroyed by bombing in the Second World War, is composed of the detailed façade which once stood there lying horizontally on the ground, and an enormous mirror hanging at a 45 degree angle overhead. The resulting illusion – that visitors to the exhibition are either scaling or dangling precariously from the building – can only provide hours of amusement to visitors, as they while away their days choreographing elaborate new poses to recreate with their friends; pretending to be Wendy and the Lost Boys flying through Neverland, or a cunning burglar abseiling niftily down the front of the house from the master bedroom. Interactive art at its simplest, and best.

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Leandro Erlich: Dalston House

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Leandro Erlich: Dalston House

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Leandro Erlich: Dalston House

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Leandro Erlich: Dalston House

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Leandro Erlich: Dalston House

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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