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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Balloons

This is Heartbeat in Covent Garden. An art installation by the French artist Charles Petillon  and his first outside France.

It is 54m in length and 12m across, filling the roof space with white balloons.

Some of the balloons pulsate with light symbolising the heartbeat to represent the energy of this area.











I was there on Thursday, on its first day and the photographers  were out in force.



It felt like you were looking up at clusters of fluffy clouds.



The publicity information said there are 100,000 balloons which I doubt very much. However there are a considerable number of them floating above the market. The installation will be up for a month so it will be interesting to see if the balloons remain as inflated as they are now.
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29 comments:

  1. Amazing shots of those balloons. Would be quite a mess to clean up though once they deflate.

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  2. What a great exhibition! I would feel like grabbing on and flying away like the film 'Up' though! xx

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  3. That made me smile! It would be interesting to visit in a week and see if it looked the same.

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  4. That's a great idea, it looks like it came out really well. It must be very impressive in person.

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  5. Just lost my initial comment. Arghh!! Wonder what they fill the balloons with for them to last that long?

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  6. looks more like the frog eggs I used to collect in the ponds as a kid.

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  7. As you said, like floating fluffy clouds. I've never known of balloons to stay inflated for that length of time. It will be interesting to see what happens.

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  8. so very many balloons I thought at first it was smoke or clouds.

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  9. This is interesting but I found some of the pictures quite claustrophobic so don't know whether I'd want to visit. I imagine it would feel quite different when down on the ground floor.
    Have a lovely day.

    Diana

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  10. At first site I thought it was smoke, it is a rather "present" artwork that you can't miss. I wonder how long it will take they come down...

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  11. That's a very interesting work of art. I'd be photographing it too. :)

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  12. Interesting shots of the balloons.

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  13. The white clusters of balloons remind me of clouds too. Wondrous to see but also a wonder as to how they will eventually dispose of all the plastic.

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  14. An amazing display!! I'd love to see it in person, but your captures are the next best thing!!! Have a great new week!!

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  15. I LOVE it. Thanks for giving a peek to something I'd probably never see. Very UPlifting.

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  16. Beautiful and it looks as if all the photographers appreciated it. Your photos are great!

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  17. How whimsical. Must attract many photographers.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  18. Beautiful ... That last picture looks like it could be that many! I m glad you mentioned wondering about whether they'll stay inflated, because I thought about that! I hope you'll go back toward the end and let us know. Or maybe deflating is part of what the artist wants to show ... Sort of balloon performance art.

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  19. They look like clouds. This is such a wonderful idea! Great pics.

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  20. Wow! So special! Great photos of balloons!

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  21. When I saw the first picture I thought "typical French" they use white baloons which is used in Belgium for funerals in some cases ! But then indeed I saw the clouds !

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  22. cool, seem to be popular among photographers :)

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  23. I saw a report of the balloon installation and thought it would be a great photo opportunity - and seems that was correct.

    There were really only pictures and a brief biog in the magazine - although I have been invited to 'pitch' other ideas and pictures at any time in the future - which is what I plan to do!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  24. Your comment was the first thing I thought about - how long will these balloons hold up? The artistic idea though, I Love - getting lost in the clouds!

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  25. Dearest Fun60; OMG, this is FANTASTIC art with so many white balloons♡♡♡ I'd LOVE to take photographs☆☆☆ 
    Wishing you are having a wonderful weekend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  26. That's fantastic! Love the different sizes and light - the cloud-like effect is astonishing given it's inside!!

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