Electronic waste is a serious problem that seems ever-mounting with the newest and hottest gadget always ready to replace yesterday's "outdated" dud. And while we've seen some truly special ideas for e-waste reuse, this spectacular room installation by Marek Tomasik takes the cake. Dubbed “You sometimes have to be open”, this latest sculpture from the artist is situated in a historic castle in Świecie, Poland, constructed within a 16' x 14' x 15' high room. The project took nearly three years to complete and uses everything from dead computers, wood and pallets.
A collection of decades worth of hundreds of computers and other electronics, Tomasik’s installation takes on a new life that also harks back to an age-old favorite: Tron. The walls of the sculpture are a veritable what’s what of the computer-age, and are sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia, even within the most cutting-edge, unwavering gadget geek.
For a closer look at the installation, check out Tomasik’s site for a mind-blowing panoramic view.
Marek Tomasik is a graphic artist, a sculptor, a space – time continuum compositor and a street actor. Since the age of 4 he’s sculpting, primarily employing abandoned and waste objects as his base medium.