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An Illusory, Infinite Staircase In Japan By Argentinian Artist Leandro Erlich

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Continuing his earlier ‘Staircase’ series in which the sensory perceptions of the viewer are distorted through variations of illusory installations, Argentinian conceptual artist Leandro Erlich has created a new rendition; ‘Infinite Staircase’ at contemporary art museum KAMU Kanazawa in Japan.

The piece is part of the group exhibition ‘The power of things’. This new work is one of Erlich’s numerous installations that seemingly defy the laws of gravity, by warping the everyday function of a staircase. Naturally, a normal staircase is a construction that provides transit between two different areas—in Erlich’s artwork, as the audience begins to interact with it, they are immersed into a physical space with a never-ending stairwell that continues forever. Beyond sheer enjoyment of the piece, Erlich aims to ask us to question our relationship with reality in an everyday context.

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All images © Leandro Erlich