Waste Landscape

“Waste Landscape” is an idea by architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin who took a slightly more digital approach to the concept of waste. This installation is formed from 65,000 unsold (and unwanted) CDs which the pair then sewed the discs together by hand, before blanketing them over dune-like wire constructions inside the Centquatre -- a Parisian art space that, appropriately enough, was once a funeral home.

The result is an array of sloping, shimmering hills that emerge from the floor like disco ball pimples, creating a space that the artists not-so subtly compare to an oil spill. It's a pretty sobering reminder of the environmental fingerprint archaic technologies can leave behind, but Eliard and Morin's story has a happy ending. When the exhibit comes to a close, every single CD will be recycled into polycarbonate. 

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