What do you do with all of your old CDs? I've dabbled in a couple of options myself. I've sold them, donated them, pawned them off to some poor sucker who was visiting me. I've thrown them away, I've lost them. Hell, I've even filled a bag with blank rejects my computer spat out, hit it with a hammer and glued the flaky shards to a canvas to give to a friend as a birthday present. Yet they still seem to accumulate beyond my control. Unfortunately it seems that I have missed the boat to mail them off to Bruno Munro in support of his "CDSea" installation. Nonetheless, it's an image worth marveling at.
"CDSea", which took place/was constructed last weekend, was Munro's attempt to recreate the shimmery reflectiveness of the ocean, inspired by the time he spent in Australia. The artist put out his mailing address in the hopes of collecting one million discarded CDs to lay out on Long Knoll Field in Wiltshire, UK. The results are stunning even if the total number of CDs was short of 600,000. Probably because I didn't find out about it until now. Sorry, Bruno.
"CDSea" is the first of many installations of recycled materials by Munro to take place on Long Knoll Field. It will be on display for the next 2 months for all to visit and admire. After these two months the CDs will then be collected and shipped off to be recycled. Like, for real. Catch it while you can!
Read more about Bruno Munro's past, present and future work here.