Dalston House is a new temporary art installation by Leandro Elrich in association with the Barbican Centre. It’s right by Dalston Junction station, a short walk from my house, so my sister and I jaunted down there the other day.
The mind-bending installation is a perfect replica of a period house facade, laid out on the ground with a huge mirror set at a 45-degree angle above it. So when you view it straight on it appears that the house is standing upright on the street. Then of course you can have all sorts of fun with seemingly gravity-defying poses, all from the safety of the ground.
While we were there a newly married couple dropped by for a few shots. Great wedding photos!
The installation will be there until August 4th. You have to queue if you want to play on it as only 6-8 people are allowed at once, so try to go at an off peak time.