French artist Charles Pétillon has filled the market building at London’s Covent Garden with 100,000 white balloons for the Heartbeat installation.
Heartbeat is 54m long and 12m wide and features pulsating white light, which aimes to symbolise the beating of a heart.
Pétillon says: “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.”
Heartbeat will be in place until 27 September.