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.
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.