Location: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Leandro Erlich’s installations are made up of architectural elements most often built on a human scale. A staircase, an elevator, a bedroom. The public thus orientates itself with a familiar vision. Thanks to these devices, he maintains a participatory relationship with the works. Through this process, he takes on the role of an actor who allows him to evolve in a swimming pool without getting wet but with the same visions and sensations. The material existence is questioned in particular by devices which can be trompe-l’oeil.
Made with real or fake mirrors which duplicate, multiply or even invert the spaces. In this game of illusions, inversions and reflections. The visitor is invited to experience the artist’s illusionist gifts. But the experience requires the viewer to go beyond the fascination of the optical phenomenon to explore the depths of a psychological reality. He does not create a space but a situation with the public, the latter often being confronted with the strange experience of his own presence.