Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping-1
Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping-1

Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping-1

Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping
Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping

Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping

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Heartbeat by Charles Petillon

A city of clouds composed of 100,000 floating, pulsating white balloons filling the interior space of Covent Garden Market in London. It is the latest installation, Heartbeat, by Charles Petillon, the French artist with a penchant for white orbs of air. Best known for his Invasion installation, Heartbeat marks Petillo's first endeavour outside of France.

Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping-1
Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping-1

Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping-1

“The balloon invasions I create are metaphors. Their goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them. With Heartbeat I wanted to represent the Market Building as the beating heart of this area – connecting its past with the present day to allow visitors to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life."–Charles Petillon, Via Covent Garden

 

Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping
Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping

Charles Petillon-Covent Garden-Creativemapping

“Each balloon has its own dimensions and yet is part of a giant but fragile composition that creates a floating cloud above the energy of the market below. This fragility is represented by contrasting materials and also the whiteness of the balloons that move and pulse appearing as alive and vibrant as the area itself.”–Charles Petillon, Via Covent Garden

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