I, like many, have been wired to enjoy the silent movies with their fantastic early special effects. As I started looking at Leandro's installation and observing visitors having fun, a distant piano tune trickled in my mind's ears and I felt half a century younger, dropped my cane and kissed a girl. Thank you Doctor Erlich and the Barbican youth clinic, Laurentiu
Leandro Erlich: Dalston House
Until Sun Aug 4 2013
© Gar Powell-Evans, courtesy Barbican Art Gallery
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Jun 17 2013
Commissioned by the Barbican, the Argentine artist, Leandro Erlich has created yet another one of his illusory installations that will be fun for all the family. The facade of late Victorian terraced house, akin to a movie set, has been created outside in Hackney and with the aid of a mirrored surface it’ll look as if you’re scaling the life-size construction.
Be warned there will no doubt be high demand for this participatory event so access is limited to 10 people at a time and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.