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South Korean artist Lee Bul's illusory science fiction works on Tuesday invaded London for a retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, as seen in images by an epa-efe photojournalist on the ground.

The exhibition gathers over 100 works, from large-scale installations to her earlier performance pieces that plunge viewers into an expanse filled with scraps of gleaming metal, blinding artificial lights and flashing neon letters that spell out strange poems.

"Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape featuring monstrous bodies, futuristic cyborgs, glittering mirrored environments and an exquisitely surreal monumental foil Zeppelin," said the gallery in a statement.

One room is practically invaded by "Willing to Be Vulnerable," the giant metal zeppelin that seems to float weightless over the dull silver floor, a silent, looming presence that hovers high over the viewers' heads.

Another holds shards of shattered mirror that looks like a liquid seeping from the corner of the room from which spring a lumpen growth of roots and a smattering of fungus-like lightbulbs.

"At the core of her most recent work is an investigation into landscape, which for the artist includes the intimate landscape of the body, ideal or fictional landscapes and the physical world that surrounds us," said the Hayward Gallery.

"Lee Bul" is scheduled to open from Wednesday until Aug. 19.