An undulating landscape made of 65,000 discarded CDs carpets the floor of the Centquatre art space, housed in a former funeral home in Paris.
The collected CDs were sewn together with wire then draped over inflatable mounds.
The CDs will eventually be recycled.
Photographs Yannick Fradin, Martin Eliard and Marc Sirvin.
Here are some more details from Morin and Eliard:
WasteLandscape, A project by Elise Morin and Clémence Eliard
Waste Landscape is a monumental art work that takes up the “Halle d’Aubervilliers” 1000square meters in the CENTQUATRE, from the 21st of July to the 10th of september in Paris. “WasteLandscape” is a 500 square meters artificial undulating landscape covered by an armor of 65,000 unsold or collected CDs, which have been sorted and 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. The roaming will allow both artists to pursue new awareness-raising activities.
Clémence Eliard is an architect and Elise Morin is an artist, they work together since 2009. Waste landscape is at the crossroad of contemporary art, landscaping and environmental concerns. The installation has been developped by Elise Morin and Clemence Eliard in collaboration with the 104. The building has been refurbished by atelier Novembre: Marc Iseppi & Jacques Pajot.
materials: unsold CD+wire+inflatable
Surface : 500 m²
Photographs: Yannick Fradin, Martin Eliard, Marc Sirvin