These are the days of digital music, iTunes, iPods, mp3 players, etc. etc. etc. So what happens with the hundreds and thousands of compact discs we no longer need? UK artist Bruce Munro has one idea. On the weekend of June 19th and 20th, Munro and team of 140 helpers laid out 600,000 CDs on the grass in a Wiltshire field in the UK. The “CDSea” installation formed a pattern with a carefully mapped out path meandering across. From one side, the CDs present a soft blue haze, but with the light ahead, they dazzle like 600,000 mirrors. Munro appealed to the press and local radio for people to donate their unwanted CDs for the project, where well-wishers from as far as California and Brazil participated by donating their “materials.” Munro’s CDSea is the first of a number of self-funded installations using discarded or recycled materials, planned for Long Knoll Field, a great public gallery space, which is bisected by a public footpath.

The installation will stay in place for two months, which will then be recycled accordingly. If I were Munro, I’d take those bad boys to a used CD buyer and make a killing. But that’s just me.


Bookmark and Share

Post a Comment

Required fields are marked *


%d bloggers like this: