Trompe l'oeil sidewalk

La ville molle (part III) from Raum Raum on Vimeo.

There’s more than meets the eye to this sidewalk in France. Created by Benjamin BorĂ©, this interactive trompe l’oeil installation appears to simply be just a slightly bulbous cobblestone sidewalk, except that it exhibits an almost quicksilver quality when someone steps on it. From the video it seems that the universal response to this piece is a childlike wonder.

Here’s a video of the behind the scenes.