Born in 1973 in Buenos Aires, Leandro Erlich is famous for misappropriating the usual elements found in urban surroundings in order to create illusory installations altering the spectator’s perception. Bâtiment is a faithful reproduction of a 19th century Parisian building façade. Laid flat on the ground the monumental installation is completed by a huge tilted mirror, hanging in the air at 45 degrees. Through reflections, the spectators move across the decor on the ground, change into real urban climbers. Like a set of Russian dolls, this building within a building evokes the multiple popular, festive, fun and artistic uses that the Salle del Castillo, a central venue at Festival Images 2014 will encounter.
Courtesy of GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins
A production of GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins – Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS
The installation Bâtiment in the Salle del Castillo is produced with the support of the artEDU Foundation and Caisse d’Epargne Riviera as part of its bicentenary