Optical illusion art show in Shanghai
Updated: 2013-11-19 14:31
A visitor lies on the shikumen ground and through a mirror it looks like he is flying. [Photo/icpress]
Argentine artist Leandro Erlich's first solo show Feiyanzoubi, a large scale installation of Shikumen House, using reflective mirrors which create optical illusions, is now on display at the Jing An Kerry Center in Shanghai and will run through Nov 22, 2013.
Shikumen House features a life-size facade of an authentic shikumen style terraced house lying horizontally on the ground with a large-scale mirror hung above at a 45 degree angle. It encourages visitors to sit, stand and lie on it, to create reflections of them climbing or dangling while defying the laws of gravity.