January 7th, 2011
Batteries are quite hard to recycle and you’re never quite sure what happens to them once you’ve dropped them into a box at your local supermarket – do they get re-processed in the UK or shipped abroad and have to travel great distances in order to be recycled. So it was a joy to find the work of Michel de Broin today who create a piece entitled “Dead Star” made from used up batteries.
Dead Star is made from residual battery at the end of their duty. Left to itself, the sculpture will slowly cool down since there is no longer electronic activity taking place in it. The hundreds of batteries were once used to power appliances before they finish their cycle in a recycle facility. Retrieved from death, they were assembled again in this whole structure.
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