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The "Balloon Room" returns to THEMUSEUM

Interactive art exhibition a favourite for all ages

Kitchener, ON – A THEMUSEUM favourite has returned as one of the six family-friendly exhibitions featured in Summer of Discovery. #1562 Half the Air in a Given Space, by Martin Creed – commonly referred to as the “Balloon Room” – is an interactive art installation that visitors of all ages can enjoy.
 
This exhibition invites you to enter a room that is half filled with balloons. The idea behind the “Balloon Room” is that half of the air in the room – which is calculated based on the room’s dimensions – is held within the balloons. Then, when visitors enter, their bodies take up the remaining space; their movements allow the remaining space to be constantly changed and moved around.
 
“We’re happy to be bringing back this THEMUSEUM favourite,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “Members and past visitors always talk about the ‘Balloon Room,’ and it’s a great interactive art exhibition that makes visitors think about the space around them.”
 
This summer, the “Balloon Room” is filled with 389 balloons that are 24-inches in size. There are also 12 different colours, making the room a colourful spectacle for those who enter. The last time THEMUSEUM had a balloon room it was Martin Creed’s #1513 Half the Air in a Given Space, which features just over 1,000 16-inch orange balloons.
 
More information about the Summer of Discovery and its six exhibitions – Mission: Outer Space A Com Dev Adventure, Science + You: Kohl Children’s Museum, Stratford’s Discovering Fantasy, Healing by Brian Knep, Ellipsis and #1562 Half the Air in a Given Space by Martin Creed – as well as tickets, can be found online at www.THEMUSEUM.ca.

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