large scale CD installation at waddesdon gardens by bruce munro large scale CD installation at waddesdon gardens by bruce munro
nov 20, 2012

large scale CD installation at waddesdon gardens by bruce munro

‘blue moon on a platter’ by bruce munro at waddesdon manor in the UKimage © bruce munro 2012photo by mark pickthall

 

 

british artist bruce munro has conceived two large-scale installations for waddesdon manor, buckinghamshire, england – embroidering the undulating landscape with thousands of glistening CDs. the first piece is entitled ‘blue moon on a platter’ – coating the the banks of the waddesdon garden ampitheatre with a polychromatic luminescence – measuring 28 metres across. positioned in the centre of the artwork is a 1.5m ‘moon’, made up of coiled optic fibres from which the CDs radiate – luminous from the blue orb kept alight by a metal halide projector.

 

the second installation is called ‘angel of light’,  a carpet of 50,000 CDs glimmering across the front lawn in a perfect curve – referencing a halo effect. both works are on show now through the christmas season until january 1st, 2013.

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manorthe blue orb is kept alight by a metal halide projectorimage © bruce munro 2012photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manorpositioned in the centre of the artwork is a 1.5m ‘moon’, made up of coiled optic fibresimage © bruce munro 2012photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manorimage © bruce munro 2012photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manorimage © bruce munro 2012photo by mark pickthall

 

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manor‘angel of light’ in the front lawn of waddesdon gardensimage © bruce munro 2012photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manorthe installation is made up of 50,000 CDsimage © bruce munro 2012photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manorimage © bruce munro 2012photo by mark pickthall

 

 


a timelapse video of ‘blue moon on a platter’
video courtesy waddesdon gardens
  • how incredibly simplistic

    Paedra says:
  • Hey, I know- how about a piece called ” MilleniaIV” where we take 14000 single pieces of…..hand painted..condoms- yeah, that’s it..,and blow them up, and in the center a giant egg filled with a neo-flourencent sea of robotic tadpoles, representing the transcendent nature of reproduction as it relates to population values, and set that up? And then have a big blow out with organic lychee nuts and cocaine accompanied by a lot of meaningful dialogue? And booze, so we can forget what we’ve become? Genuis!! And it only took me 45 seconds to come up with that one….CD’s..how remarkable!!! What’s next? The mind boggles…..

    Pasha says:

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