The surreal sight of a building floating in mid air might look like a scene out of a movie, but it is actually an art installation created by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich for the annual Art Journey Festival in Nantes, France. Famous for his projects that defy gravity and challenge the way images and space are perceived, Erlich’s project entitled “Monte Furniture – The Ultimate Move” hangs in the air above the city and appears to be connected to the ground with a single ladder.
As though it was ripped out of a building, the floating room was recently installed in Nantes, France, and has a wall that seems to be torn apart, revealing bricks, plaster and wood construction. The tiny space is accessible via a ladder that also appears to be the only load-bearing element in the entire structure, which miraculously maintains its balance.
The mock ladder elevates the room 30 feet off the ground and leans against one of its French-styled windows. The entire structure, which looks like a movie set from an adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” is one of the exhibited art pieces that transforms the entire city of Nantes into an art gallery.