‘Fixed Perspective’, An Optical Illusion Floor Painting That Turns a Freestyle Bike Course Into Video Game Level

In “Fixed Perspective” by Red Bull, a team of painters use a forced perspective optical illusion and a handful of ramps to create a course for freestyle cyclist Josh Boothby that looks like an intricate classic video game level.

The first day I showed up on set was a 15-hour day, just trying to map out routes; I really had to practice on it. The director wanted me to really understand that I had to “sell” the illusion when I was riding the course — hitting all the angles and looking like I’m riding up or riding down.

Watch the video all the way to the end to see how the artists created the video game illusion.

Fixed Perspective

Fixed Perspective

Fixed Perspective

photos via Red Bull

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