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September 1, 2015 AT 7:00 am

A Cloud Of 100,000 Balloons Illuminates Covent Garden #ArtTuesday

Heartbeat: 100,000 Illuminated Balloons Suspended in Covent Garden by Charles Pétillion from Colossal on Vimeo.

Charles Petition‘s beautifully whimsical installation,’Heartbeat’,uses illuminated white balloons to engulf the ceiling of Coven ardent. via thisiscolossal

French artist and photographer Charles Pétillion has just unveiled a cumulus cloud composed of 100,000 white balloons illuminated from the inside at London’s Covent Garden. Titled ‘Hearbeat,’ the installation was created as part of the upcoming London Design Festival and stretches the length of the South Hall ceiling of the Market Building. Pétillion is known for his use of white balloons to fill unusual spaces, a photographic series he refers to as Invasions. This is by far his largest installation to date and his first public art piece.

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