People walk on a wall - level 3

People walk on a wall - level 3

05-07-2013 14:00

All is not what it seems in East London. This house in Dalston may appear to be just another Victorian terrace, but look again. Something's not quite right. That's not normal, is it? It's actually an installation by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich who's been commissioned by the Barbican. The house is just detailed facade laid out on the ground. Carefully positioned mirrors make it appear upright, allowing visitors to pull off dramatic effects--seemingly perilous situations now not so dangerous. And if you've always fancied being Spiderman, well now you can. No matter how young you are.

Watch out! She's going to jump! Well, lie, really. And then maybe hang for a bit. Because it will be just your disbelief that's suspended. Everything else is quite literally on the level.

Interesting words: commission (tell someone to do something), facade (surface of a building), fancy (want), perilous (risky).

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