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Brief Published: 8 Aug 2011



Imbued with a taste of nostalgia for the pre-iPod era, a new art installation in Paris has dusted off a huge haul of old CDs – 65,000 of them to be exact – to make its glossy mark.

French artist Elise Morin and architect Clémence Eliard have created a dune-like landscape comprised of the CD’s, all of which have been hand-sewn together, to form a glistening 500 sq m surface. Asked why they used the CDs in this way, Morin comments: “The artwork's monumental scale reveals the precious aspect of a small daily object.”

The piece is on exhibition in the halle d'Aubervilliers at Paris’s Centquatre until September 10, where it will travel to other locations before being fully recycled into polycarbonate.