Gallery: Nina Lindgren’s Cardboard Floating City Looks Like a Futuristi...

Stockholm-based illustrator, printmaker and artist Nina Lindgren designed and built a coardboard floating structure that resembles the futuristic urban dystopia of the 1927 silent film Metropolis. A series of cardboard elements are stacked together to create a hillside settlement. The artist even introduced internal lights in some of the tiny houses to make the installation appear more realistic and spatial.

The art installation, entitled Floating City, has several versions-they are a series of geometric configurations that look like cityscapes and film miniatures. Condensed into tightly-packed shapes, the Floating City is a levitating metropolis made up of dozens of house-shaped cardboard pieces and meant to engage the visitors’ imagination.

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The installation may look massive for a gallery piece, but thanks to the fact that it was assembled like puzzles from cardboard panels, the Floating City is extremely light and can be suspended from the ceiling as well as positioned on the ground. The piece is currently exhibited at the Art Rebels Art Gallery in Copenhagen.

+ Nina Lindgren

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1 Comment

  1. paul_reiss May 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    That’s awesome – I wish somebody would make a stop motion animated short using this as the setting

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