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LOS ANGELES — Ever wanted to take a roller coaster through Buenos Aires? How about an invisible one? Yeah, me too. Argentinian film director Fernando Livschitz has released a new video of roller coasters cutting through the lovely streets of the country’s capital.

Leandro Erlich’s mirrored installation. Image via leandroerlich.com.ar.

There’s something in the air down south, because I also came across Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich‘s crazy mirrored buildings. “Bâtiment Mirrored” is an architectural-scale installation that helps you scale a three story building with ease. Visitors simply lie down safely on the ground, and a massive mirror makes it look like you’re hanging out with sticky glue.

I like that these two projects use special effects (one digital and one analogue) to make a city come alive as an  urban-scale amusement park. They’re both devilishly simple concepts but incredibly fun.

Need more eye candy? This isn’t Livschitz’s first foray into cities and special effectts. New Yorkers will enjoy Scales, a tilt shift wonderland of the city’s landscape, all in a rapid slightly-miniature wonderland.

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Artist An Xiao (aka An Xiao Mina) photographs, films, installs, performs and tweets and has shown her work in publications and galleries internationally. Find her online at @anxiaostudio...