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November 2, 2016 by Liat

Written and delivered by Arianna Piroddi 

Leandro Erlich designer and artist
26 June – 4 August 2013
Ashwin Street, Dalson – Dalson House istallation, Courtesy of Barbican art gallery –
Hackney, London

London. At 11am on Wednesday 26 June Dalson House was opened to the public.
Dalton House is a highly interactive work that lived thought the participation of the visitors.
Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has been commissioned by the Barbican to create a new installation in Hackney. Barbican is the official partner of London Festival of Architecture that supported art in London thanks the support using by Arts Council England and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic.

The work represent a nineteenth-century Victorian house moved and transformed into an optical illusion as we use to see in movies. The audience really plays an active role in bringing this installation to life by altering the view’s relationship with familiar spaces, he playfully disrupts our own notion of reality, creating new possibilities and situations.
The life-side facade lies on the ground with a big mirrored surface positioned overheat at 45 degree angle. The reflections of visitors give the impression they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically.

Erlich’s installation have been 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 organizations.

Visitors are seen by their reflections as they pose on Argentine artist Leonardo Erlich's optical illusion installation "Dalston House" in east London June 25, 2013. The artwork, commissioned by the Barbican Gallery, uses mirrors to create the impression of a house on which people can play and pose for visual effect.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

Visitors are seen by their reflections as they pose on Argentine artist Leonardo Erlich’s optical illusion installation “Dalston House” in east London June 25, 2013. The artwork, commissioned by the Barbican Gallery, uses mirrors to create the impression of a house on which people can play and pose for visual effect. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

WHY this case and WHICH design opportunities can be for us
Dalson House kept my attention by accident founding a picture on web. The idea of create something extraordinary into ordinary felt to me like a way and a moment of question. How to keep myself and people in a way of awareness? The way Leandro Erlich was able to engage people in a very spontaneous way by being intrigue in the interaction of the work and installation it was really natural and spontaneous. The work is not giving a straight direction but the direction is given within the power of the work and seduce public to participate.

So basically what is really powerful for me here is how he could give an experience, a moment of reflection and how he gives people the chance to exploring their creativity within the work, the public is engage and they will remember the experience.
Our perspective is a way to say reality is what we know but also it can be many other things as well in our life everyday.

links
http://www.domusweb.it/it/notizie/2013/06/27/leandro_erlich_dalstonhouse.html
http://wsimag.com/art/3751-leandro-erlich-dalston-house
http://www.bcomeblog.com/articoli/articolo/277/Leandro-Erlich-Dalston-House

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