‘Carousel’- A Living, Breathing, Moving Work Of Art By Leandro Erlich


Art comes in various shapes and forms. From miniature canvases to greek sculptures to graphic designs, we see new kinds of ideas evolve every day. One such concept that has been gaining popularity is the art that interacts with real space and time, with flexible boundaries that audiences can enter and leave. 

Leandro Erlich is one such artist who commands your attention with his unusual, uncanny architectural installations that kind of transport you into the upside-down. His work transgresses certain limits of the physical world as we know it, giving us a different perspective on what we had perceived to be the undeniable reality. You might have heard of some of his works, especially the acclaimed Swimming Pool where people seem to be standing underwater. Many museums around the globe house his pieces, and they never cease to amaze the viewers.

Carousel- A Living, Breathing, Moving Work Of Art By Leandro Erlich
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He is famous for his infinite staircase showcased in Japan, and for the Dalston House that takes you through a fun, cinematic experience. In his 2008 installation, Carousel, Erlich took a simple, one-bedroom apartment and moulded it together with a real-time carousel, and you can see the playfulness of the amusement park now residing in the seemingly monotonous domestic space.

How cool is that?! A person standing in one door frame will be automatically transported from bathroom to kitchen to bedroom, without moving a finger! He intended this installation to remind us that no matter how old the daily routine may seem, there’s always something of interest and wonder happening around us; all we need to do is seek it out. It is almost like a fictional Alice in Wonderland experience, with random objects moving by themselves as though the whole room is literally breathing.

Now here is a type of art that thrives not on its one-time visual performance but on the sense of illusion and amazement the audience feel as they actually experience it themselves. What do you think about such creativity? Tell us below!

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