Heartbeat Balloons Covent Garden
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Heartbeat - French artist Charles Pétillon’s first public art installation (and his first ever live work outside of France) in Covent Garden. 100,000 giant white balloons fill the grand interior of the 19th Century Market Building. Heartbeat stretches 54 metres in length and 12 metres in width, and incorporates gentle pulsating white light to symbolise the beating of a heart and reflect the history, energy and dynamism of the district. The complex yet fragile composition represents Charles’ largest and most ambitious project to date and will run from 27th August until 27th September. Charles is best known for Invasions, a series of arresting sculptures which challenge perceptions of everyday scenes by filling the likes of derelict houses, basketball courts and even cars with hundreds of white balloons.