A former Parisian funeral home – now an art centre – had its floor recently covered with 60,000 discarded CDs displayed in an undulating waste landscape. The artificial landscape covers 600 square meters at the entrance, allowing visitor to walk among the multitude of CDs reflecting natural light in an effort to see how an object of everyday use can become the starting point of a wasteland. Dunes of petroleum-based CDs shape a motionless sea of waste that looks amazing but tells the story of the modern society caught between attraction and repulsion.
Expressing the ignorance of the consumer society, these 16 grams of metal and polycarbonate were saved from the garbage and transformed into a beautiful, creative and perishable art installation: Waste Landscape. All the CDs were sorted, hand-sewn with wire and mounted on inflatable moulds. The Centquatre art centre located in the 19th arrondissement in Paris shelters this installation by Clémence Eliard and Elise Morin until September 11, 2011.
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