Mirror Culture: 6,000 CDs Recycled into Colorful Community Art

by , 03/27/14
filed under: Art, gallery, Recycled Materials

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As the installation is set into motion by the wind, Mirror Culture’s CDs flash and shimmer like iridescent fish scales. At night, the CD curtain transforms into a metallic blanket with rainbow patterns of reflected light. The art project was constructed with the help of 128 volunteers and seen by over 50,000 visitors in the summer after its installation. Funded by a grant from the city of Varna, Mirror Culture was created as part of the city’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2019. The jury, which was impressed by the community art project, shortlisted Varna as a competition contender in December of last year.

Related: Sean Avery Turns Shattered CDs Into Astounding Animal Sculptures

After Mirror Culture was taken down last summer, 500 CDs were sold as signed souvenirs. The remaining CDs are currently kept in storage and will be set up again next summer in a new kind of art installation.

+ Ignatov Architects

Via Slate

Images via Ignatov Architects

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