Tree grows through car overnight? No, it is an art installation

In a spectacle that has confounded viewers, a video has been shared widely on social media which shows a tree that has supposedly grown through a car.

France me raato-raat car me Tree AAGAYA ,ye sab kaise huwa kisi ko kuch nahi malum

Posted by Jaykishan Borhade on Tuesday, 26 November 2019

According to the above post, the video is from France, a tree supposedly grew through the vehicle overnight with the trunk piercing the roof of the car. The video is 1:45 minutes long, and shows passersby staring in amazement. The video has also gone viral with text which reads, “कार झाड़ में घुसी है या झाड़ कार में गुस्सा है” (Is it the tree piercing the car or the car piercing the tree- translation).

The video has also been uploaded on YouTube with the claim that it is from Nantes, France.

FACT CHECK: ART INSTALLATION

Alt News’s fact-check found this anomaly is indeed from France, but it is a work of art. With the use of relevant keywords, Alt News found a news report by a French website Ouest France, titled, ‘Nantes. With his tree in the middle of a car, Royal de Luxe is a sensation in Bellevue’ (translated from French). According to the report of November 19, 2019, it is the handiwork of the Royal de Luxe, a local theatre group known to install logic-defying street art. The installation has been placed on the outskirts of the city of Nantes in Western France.

The same was posted by Royal de Luxe on its official Facebook page on November 18.

En ce moment de la saison Mémé Rodéo range des voitures
un peu n’importe où. Elle plante une graine sur le…

Posted by Royal de Luxe on Monday, November 18, 2019

In another instance, the local street theatre company had installed a giant fork piercing through the roof and windshield of a car.

It may thus be noted that the video showing a tree growing through a car is a work of street art, installed in Nantes, France.

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