04 Aug 2011 • Installation
Forming a crossroads between art, architecture and environmental activism, an installation in Paris is an undulating landscape of CDs.
Made from 65,000 unsold and collected CDs, the glossy discs have been sorted and sewn into place by hand. Spanning 500-sq-m, the project is a series of metallic mounds that glisten with their glossy petroleum covers.
The project’s creators, French architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin, say the installation’s monumental scale reveals the precious aspect of a small daily object.
‘It’s well known that CDs are condemned to gradually disappear from our daily life and will later participate in the construction of immense open-air, floating or buried toxic waste reception centers,’ Eliard and Morin explain. They say they hope the project will raise awareness about environmental problems through culture and modes of production.
WasteLandscape will be displayed in various locations at multiple exhibitions over the coming year; eventually it will be entirely recycled into polycarbonate. It can be seen until 21 September at 104-Cent Quatre Paris. The building has been refurbished by Atelier Novembre (Marc Iseppi and Jacques Pajot).