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 Boré, 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.