Saturday, 21 August 2010

CD Sea

CDSea by Bruce Munro
text by Costas Voyatzis for Yatzer

Renowned for his adventurous sculptural light works and installations, Bruce Munro with the kind support of UK press and BBC Wiltshire radio, urged readers and listeners to send unwanted CDs to his workshop some weeks ago. The reason? Munro visualized an inland sea made of unwanted CDs. The public response was massive and hundreds of CDs arrived from all over the UK and as far afield as California and Brazil.

“You never know how something will work out, but now I could not be happier. I’m so grateful to everyone who turned out to help. We had a magical weekend and CDSea looks amazing, like a giant painting on the grass.”

Bruce Munro

Over the past weekend (19-20 June) 140 friends of Murno and colleagues, including Kevin McCloud and other celebrities from the design-art world, helped to lay the installation. The grass was mowed at Long Knoll field near Kilmington to prepare the ‘canvas’, and on Saturday each CD was laid with a stone on it, to prevent wind damage. This proved to be time-consuming and so the stone laying was abandoned on Sunday. The result? A stunning inland sea made of 600.000 CDs which are dazzling like mirrors reflecting sunlight and moonlight.

I really like this, amazing is'nt? Huge project!