Dalston House: The Building That Lets You Defy Gravity


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Argentine artist Leandro Erlich was commissioned by the Barbican in London to install a version of his popular optical illusion that creates the visual effect of instant weightlessness. Using a wall of giant mirrors propped against a huge horizontal print of a Victorian terraced house, visitors are free to climb and jump around as their reflections appear to move freely without the pesky effects of gravity. Titled Dalston House the piece was erected in Hackney just off Dalston Junction.

Dalston House is open and free to all visitors until August 4th. Images courtesy the Barbican.


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