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Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor is an internationally acclaimed eco-sculptor who creates underwater living sculptures, offering viewers mysterious, ephemeral encounters and fleeting glimmers of another world where art develops from the effects of nature on the efforts of man.

His site-specific, permanent installations are designed to act as artificial reefs, attracting corals, increasing marine biomass and aggregating fish species, while crucially diverting tourists away from fragile natural reefs and thus providing space for natural rejuvenation. Subject to the abstract metamorphosis of the underwater environment, his works symbolize a striking symbiosis between man and nature, balancing messages of hope and loss. Continue Reading →

‘Waste Landscape’: a Sea of Metallic Dunes Formed by 65,000 Discarded CDs

‘Waste Landscape’ is a 600 square meters artificial undulating landscape covered by an armor of 60 000 unsold or collected CDs, which have been sorted and hand-sewn.

French artist Elise Morin and architect Clémence Eliard just unveiled a shimmering art installation made from 65,000 discarded CDs at the Halle d’Aubervilliers of Paris’s Centquatre. The undulating sea of shiny plastic was sewn together by hand to form a blanket of CDs that stretches over a series of large domes, taking up 500 square meters of the naturally daylight hall. The metallic surface reflects light, commenting on the use of petroleum, its byproducts, and the resulting waste. Continue Reading →

‘PlayMo’ – A Temporary Playground Made Out of Milk Crates

City_Leaks is a platform that seeks to inspire urban dwellers to explore moments, spaces and places that one can deposit themselves in. The challenge is to reconsider how we inhabit our cities. “Why do we leave the identity of our cities solely in the hands of politicians, governments, developers and investors? Why don’t we start creating, inventing and changing the cities ourselves?” Continue Reading →