Making art with scraps and waste it’s not something new, but using art for raising awareness of the problem of waste and disposal, especially of CDs, a complement of e-waste, it’s an important mission for today’s artist. And many have joined the movement.
This beautiful art installation is made with 65000 unsold CDs that would have been dismissed. Instead they have been transformed into an artistic object and an imaginary landscape that teach us the importance of not wastin them.
The ‘WasteLandscape’ is a project by Elise Morin and Clémence Eliard.
“WasteLandscape” is a 500 square meters artificial undulating landscape covered by an armor of 65 000 CDs, which have been hand-sewn. It is well known that CDs are condemned to gradually disappear from our daily life, and to later participate in the construction of immense open-air, floating or buried toxic waste reception centers.Made of petroleum, this reflecting slick of CDs forms a still sea of metallic dunes: the art work’s monumental scale reveals the precious aspect of a small daily object. The project joins a global, innovative and committed approach, from its means of production until the end of its “life”.”WasteLandscape” will be displayed in locations coherent with the stakes of the project: art role in society, raising consciousness to environmental problems through culture, alternative mode of production and valuation of district associative work and professional rehabilitation. Over the course of multiple exhibitions, “WasteLandscape” will go through quite a few transformations before being entirely recycled into polycarbonate.
What do you think? Do you like the installation? Would you like to see more art made with recycled material? Do you think art is a good medium to talk about sustainability and environmental issues?