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Nothing Like a House Vomiting White Balloons

For "Invasions," French artist Charles Pétillon inserts copious amounts of white balloons into unexpected environments and photographs the results. On his website, he explains the balloon invasions are metaphors meant to spark some "visual emotion": "Their goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them." Looks like a mission accomplished, although he did pick a few structures you might stop and stare at even if they weren't throwing up balloons.

Pétillon says his project is a metaphor for many things: architectural decay, the uses of games in everyday life, and CO2 as "one of the mirages of society. Each balloon has its own dimensions and yet is part of a giant but fragile composition. This fragility is represented by contrasting materials and also the whiteness of the balloons." Alright!

"Invasions" runs from February 20 until March 22, 2015 at Maison de la Photographie in Paris.
—Alexa Carrasco

· charles pétillon erupts balloon invasions from urban landmarks [Design Boom]