CD Sea by Bruce Munro

Artist impression by Stephen Weeks

Ever wonder where unwanted CDs go to die? Rather than throwing away unused CDs, UK artist Bruce Munro decided to turn them into an art installation titled CD Sea. His goal is to get 1 million CDs and display them in the Long Knoll Field in Wiltshire, England. So far, he's collected about 600,000 CDs:

Over the weekend 140 friends and colleagues, including Kevin McCloud and other celebrities from the design-art world, helped to lay the installation. One family arriving from Frome in Somerset for a day out helping to build the artwork had a young boy with them. He sidled up to Munro and asked, “ Are you the one making the sea?”

One man who had already donated 40,000 CDs brought his family and a further 1,000 CDs in the trunk of the car, keen to do all they could to contribute to this unusual artwork. Cider, sausages and sunshine added to the atmosphere.

The 10-acre field at Long Knoll is where in 2005 Munro installed a prototype of his installation ‘Field of Light’ which went on to huge acclaim at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

In this setting ‘CD Sea’ is on public view for the next two months. Munro conceives it as an inland sea reflecting light from the sun and moon. His assistants Ben and James fashioned the footpath into a meandering shape, following his design.

“I was very nervous about it” says Munro. “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.”

Link | Gallery at BBC | CD Sea official website

Newest 2
Newest 2 Comments

He first launched an appeal for one million CDs in October 2009. Finally, he completed. Its awesome. Well done.

I read a related article on WIDN blog earlier
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"CD Sea by Bruce Munro"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More