Like a scene taken from the pages of Alice in Wonderland (or maybe the Wizard of Oz), French artist Jean-Francois Fourtou has found a way to capture childhood imaginations while experimenting with viewers’ perceptions. Titled "Tombée du Ciel" (Fallen from the Sky), Fourtou has managed to create an architectural structure, inspired by his family home, with a topsy-turvy twist.
The installation, which consists of a house that has been dropped upside down into a field, presents visitors with a disorienting experience. Entering through the second-story window, guests are struck by the twisted domestic landscape, including toilets on the ceiling and chandeliers on the ground. In fact, photographs of visitors exploring the house could pass as outtakes from the movie Inception.
Fourtou’s first incarnation of Tombée du Ciel was situated in the middle of his own Moroccan property. The latest version is currently on view as part of the Festival Lille3000 Fantastic 2012 in Belguim.