Dalston House by Leandro Erlich

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  •  BY Jack Lowe

Today saw the opening of Dalston House - a new installation by internationally known Argentine artist Leandro Erlich created for the Barbican as part of their "Barbican Beyond" project. Located on vacant lot on Ashwin Street in Dalston, east London, the artwork resembles a theatre set, with a detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house lying horizontally on the ground with mirrors positioned overhead to reflect visitors, giving the impression they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically.

The house has been specially designed to resemble the houses that previously stood on the block, reminding us of the area's rich history. The installation will be accompanied by talks, workshops, and live performances, each of which explore the various themes of the project including architectural history, urbanism, and perception. The exhibition is open now until 4 August, 2013, and entrance is free.

Dalston House
1-7 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London
E8 3DL

www.barbican.org

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