Art

Invasion of White Balloons by Charles Pétillon

Before you are confused about the invasion of hundreds of white balloons, let me convince you. They are in fact the installation work of artist Charles Pétillon.

Last year he supplied London’s Covent Garden with over 100,000 white balloons for an installation named Heartbeat.

Through his work, Pétillon aims to change our approach to the space around us. His Invasion project hints the “1,000 pools” project by architect Bernard Schoeller.

The artist’s statement describes: “Charles Pétillon takes an interest in the distinctive architectural features that guide a project’s aesthetics and which offer an unfashionable patrimony, contrary to current trends. He talks about decay and also nostalgia and fear when confronting the weariness that what was important yesterday is no longer of any consequence today.”

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