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Balloon-transformed spaces by Penique Productions

Design | February 24, 2014 |

Penique ProductionsPenique Productions, El Claustro, 2011

Balloon-transformed spaces by Penique Productions

Barcelona-based Penique Productions is an artist collective founded in 2007 that creates transformative installations in public spaces. To do this the group utilizes massive plastic balloons that are inflated inside buildings and other interior areas. Coupled with exterior lighting that illuminates the colored plastic, the results can be beautifully dramatic, making the new environment almost unrecognizable from the actual space.

Penique ProductionsPenique Productions, La Capella, 2009

For “La Capella” (in Piera, Spain), a 4-meter tall blue neon crucifix was placed in front of natural light streaming in from the outside through pink plastic. Gradually, depending on the time of day, the artificial light imposed a bluish tint on the natural light that made the pink colour of the material stand out, generating various contrasts and shades both in the colours and in the architectural forms.

Penique ProductionsPenique Productions, Sala Buit, 2011

Sala Buit” (Barcelona, Spain) proposed creating a route through various new spaces created inside the original architectural space. The installation was composed of eight small, interconnected inflatable pieces that all shared the same source of air and were held up only by the pressure they exerted on each other. A light on either end of the piece created a range of orange tones when filtered through the translucent material, with viewers’ perceptions changing depending on the point they were at in the route through the installation.

Penique ProductionsPenique Productions, Palazzo Ducale, 2011

In “Palazzo Ducale” (Genoa, Italy), the colour chosen for the plastic was gold and warm lighting was used in order to enhance its glow, thus emulating the monumental location, as the site is in the city’s historic district. This project was characterized by the complex absorption of the building’s own pillars within the inflatable piece, as well as the intent to enhance the arches and the architectural volumetrics.

Penique ProductionsPenique Productions, El Claustro, 2011

The project “El Claustro” took place at the Museo de la Ciudad, in the city of Querétaro, located in the former convent of San José de Gracia, and consisted of completely covering the building’s cloister. The light transformed the piece depending on the time of day. In strong sunlight, the installation was deep blue inside and the architecture that enveloped it was tinted a shade of sky blue. At night, the warm artificial light used in the gallery around the inflatable piece and the spot light installed in the central fountain outlined the volumes in a darker shade of blue.

Penique has upcoming projects next month at both the UB University in Barcelona, and at Galeria N2.

more. www.peniqueproductions.com

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