Photography: Stella Ojala / Amos Rex

Studio Drift has installed a hovering concrete slab as part of its Elemental exhibition at Helsinki’s Amos Rex museum.

The Amsterdam studio turned to Thomas More’s Utopia to design the gravity-defying monolith, interpreting his vision of an imaginary material that can be used to build anything as a huge concrete brick.

A huge floating monolith has appeared in Helsinki’s Amos Rex museum
Photography: Stella Ojala / Amos Rex

How the slab floats is a mystery, although the museum says that it needs ‘daily maintenance’, suggesting there’s some clever engineering going on behind the scenes.

Other block-like objects featured in the show include Studio Drift’s take on some well-known everyday objects, including mobile phones and scissors.

Elemental runs at Amox Rex until 19th May.

A huge floating monolith has appeared in Helsinki’s Amos Rex museum
Photography: Stella Ojala / Amos Rex


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