Gallery: WasteLandscape: 65,000 Discarded CDs Form a Sea Of Metallic Du...

 
French artist Elise Morin and architect Clémence Eliard just unveiled a shimmering art installation made from 65,000 discarded CDs at the Halle d'Aubervilliers of Paris's Centquatre. The undulating sea of shiny plastic was sewn together by hand to form a blanket of CDs that stretches over a series of large domes, taking up 500 square meters of the naturally daylit hall. The metallic surface reflects light, commenting on the use of petroleum, its byproducts, and the resulting waste.

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  1. msyin August 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Glad to know that it will be recycled afterwards, though this is a wonderful example of repurposing a material after it’s initial use. More forward thinking by designers, manufacturers, buyers and society will make the circle of cradle to grave a built in process in every part of our life. At least that is what I would like to see.

    It was beautiful as well.

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