Leandro Erlich: Dalston House

26 June 2013 - 4 August 2013
1-7 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL


Mon–Wed: 11am– 6pm
Thu & Fri:11am–8pm
Sat & Sun: 10am–8pm

This is the final week of Dalston House, so don't miss your last chance to see the illusion for yourself.

We recommend joining the queue at least one hour before closing time, although you may have to arrive earlier during busier periods. Please follow @dalstonhouse for real time updates.

subject to availability

Internationally known for his captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has been commissioned by the Barbican to create a new installation in Dalston.

Resembling a theatre set, the detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house – recalling those that once stood on the street – lies horizontally on the ground with mirrors positioned overhead. The reflections of visitors give the impression they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically.

Sited on a vacant lot on Ashwin Street, Erlich will design and decorate the façade to resemble the houses that previously stood on the block. Erlich’s installation will be accompanied by talks, workshops and live performances, exploring themes related to the project, including architectural history, urbanism, and perception, which will be developed in collaboration with local organisations.

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Dalston House is presented on Ashwin Street in association with OTO Projects

The Barbican is an Official Festival Partner of the London Festival of Architecture 2013

Additional support by the Embassy of the Argentine Republic

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