Via designboom (Be sure to click and enlarge all of the photos in this post.):
This installation, by French artist Elise Morin and architect Clémence Eliard, a landscape of hand-sewn, reclaimed CDs undulating like hills or swells at sea, works on so many wonderful levels.
To name just a few:
- The contrast of the surrounding older buildings, reminiscent of a pre-electronic age, with the technology of the CDs, is very effective.
- The hills and dales allow for viewers on the ground to feel surrounded by the work.
- That these 65,000 CDs, once the piece has completed its tour to various locations, will be recycled into polycarbonate, adds a sustainability message that I really appreciate.
Here are some more photos, followed by footage of the assembly process.