French artist's disco ball cement mixer turns construction site into nightclub

Passers-by on the streets of France's Lyon city marvel at the sparkling spectacle of a cement mixer truck done up like a disco ball.
Passers-by on the streets of France's Lyon city marvel at the sparkling spectacle of a cement mixer truck done up like a disco ball.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/BENEDETTO BUFALINO

A cement mixer truck done up like a disco ball dazzled passers-by on the streets of France's Lyon city last week in the latest art installation by French artist Benedetto Bufalino.

The sparkling spectacle featured a stationary truck with a rotating barrel covered in mirrored facets, set against a backdrop of a construction site.

Loud music completed the construction site-turned-clubbing scene.

The lights caught the eye of many a passerby who took photos and videos of the unusual sight, art and design blog Colossal wrote in a post on Tuesday (Dec 13).

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Bufalino is known for creating art in unexpected places. His previous installations include a telephone booth turned into an aquarium and upturned cars transformed into hot tubs, functional table tennis tables and mini gardens.

In 2011, Bufalino set up an art installation in Singapore for the Night Festival 2011, organised by the National Museum of Singapore.

The quirky exhibit featured a row of parked cars that flashed synchronised lights.