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With increasing rents contributing to a growing housing crisis in the capital, these Londoners appear to have taken extreme measures to get on the property ladder.

Hanging from the ledges of a Victorian townhouse, this group were in fact posing as part of a three-dimensional visual illusion installed in an east London street.

The precarious poses were created with a giant mirror by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich, who was appointed to create the Dalston House project by the Barbican Centre.

Resembling a theatre set, members of the public are encouraged to lie horizontally on the ground with mirrors positioned overhead

The reflections of visitors give the impression they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically. ‘We are thrilled to be able to present Leandro Erlich’s work in the heart of Hackney,’ explained Barbican Art Gallery curator Jane Alison.

‘Dalston House is a theatrical spectacle, one where the audience makes the show. It is a delightful experience suitable for all ages.’

Erlich’s Dalston House art installation will be open to the public until August 4.