French artist, Charles Pétillon, has decorated London’s 19th Century Covent Garden Market Building with 100.000 giant white balloons. “Heartbeat” is the name of the project as well as Pétillon’s first public art installation and his ever live work outside of his native country.
“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 want 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”, explains Charles Pétillon.
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