Mind-bending Scaling Building Illusion

If you’re planning on visiting Paris from now till the end of March, make sure you drop by art complex Le 104 to see their Perceptions exhibition. It’s there that you’ll find an exciting installation called Btiment (Building) by Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich that’s sure to warp your mind. A Parisian facade gives viewers the impression that they’re vertical. Visitors are encouraged to walk all around the outside of the building, scaling its walls and jumping from window to window. Of course, this is all, safely, from the floor.

Daredevils defy the laws of gravity thanks to a mirrored building illusion created by none other than Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich. (See some of his earlier works here and here.) You can watch a video of the trippy installation here or see how it’s done by checking out a behind-the-scenes shot, below.

Big thanks to Le 104 for sending over these pics.
Photo credit: Batiment – L. Erlich Henriette Desjonqures & Paul Fargues.

Le 104 website

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