An artist who has created a mirrored house illusion on a street in London is helping to stop the city’s traffic as passers-by marvel at the amazing visual effects it creates. Artist Leandro Ehrlich has created an exhibit called Dalton House on Ashwin Street that makes it appear as though people are hanging from the window ledges and leaning against the sheer face of the town house, designed to represent something built in the 1800s.
Through the use of a mirror positioned at a 45-degree angle, the artist creates the illusion that individuals appear to be in peril hanging along the sides and window ledges of Dalton House. But in reality, they are safely laying on the ground, with their images projected upwards to look as though they are hanging precariously from the unique town house. The Barbican Center commissioned the artwork which is located in Hackney and open to the public until early August. Barbican officials say that they are thrilled at all the attention and great public reaction they are getting for Ehrlich’s life-size art project. So now anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can appear to walk vertically up a building’s sheer face just like Spiderman by visiting Dalton House.
Mirrored house illusion in Hackney street – pictures
Gallery: Mirrored Dalston House illusion in Hackney street in east London