Giant Balloon-Filled Rooms Make Adults Feel Like Kids Again
If you feel too old to get back into McDonald’s ball pit and yet wish to recapture the feeling, try visiting the interactive museum installation, put together by a British artist Martin Creed.
Creed calls the installation “Half the air in a given space“, and, as he explains, the situation is normal, because, “as usual, the space is full of air; it’s just that half of it [is] inside the balloons.” Interestingly, visitors say that they often get lost in the balloon-filled room and then all of a sudden run into someone as awe-struck as they are; or how they think they’re moving towards the center of a room, but end up hitting a wall.
First created in 1998, the installation since then was presented in a number of different museums. Every time the installation ends, visitors are allowed to take a balloon home, which works out nicely as a partial deconstruction.