Mirror Culture, An Art Installation in Bulgaria Made Using 6,000 CDs and a Fishing Net

New York architecture firm Ignatov brought together 6,000 used CDs, 128 volunteers and one specially knitted fishing net to create Mirror Culture, an art installation designed to help Varna, Bulgaria earn a spot as the European Capital of Culture for 2019. Project coordinator Borislav Ignatov was found inspiration for the project in the nature.

It was my fascination with the play of light on fish scales and on liquid surfaces that made me think of a flexible mirror. I realized that the optical discs use the same principles of refraction and separation of light as fish scales and I decided to use them for the purpose.

Placed on the netting, the wind sets the CDs in motion, creating a rainbow of reflected colors.

Mirror Culture

Mirror Culture

Mirror Culture

Mirror Culture

images via Ignatov Architects

via Design Milk, Slate

Written by Brian Heater

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