Glassphemy!: A Creative Recycling Center For Glass and More

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Glass broken at Glassphemy is recycled. Image by Chris Mottalini.

David Belt, Creative Director of Macro Sea, is the man who last summer in Brooklyn conjured swimming pools out of dumpsters.

Belt and the team of creative developers at Macro Sea have brought their ingenuity to the fore again with a creative recycling center for glass and, more effusively, human aggression. The visceral energy of type-A New Yorkers invited to hurl and smash truck-loads of empty glass beer bottles from Brooklyn’s breweries make for one massive opportunity to let it all out, I mean, really let it go full-throttle!

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Tossing the Bottles. Image by Chris Mottalini

Participants, who are invited to both hurl the glass and be under its direct line of fire, are given the chance to be on both ends of the spectrum of the cathartic glass throwdown. Inside the recycling cage—an artifice of bullet-proof glass and steel circuited with light sensors—colorful bottles whizz through the air, shatter with a glorious fanfare of noise and illumination, and then cascade into an evanescent silence and darkness like a glorious fireworks display.


Check out what goes down at Glassphemy! Video by Alicia Lubowski-Jahn.

Indeed, behind the gritty business of emotional outpouring or the shattered glass of a city street, GLASSPHEMY! reveals the astonishing beauty of fragility and breakage.

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Lamps filled with glass recycled on site.

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2 Comments

  1. Love the concept! It looks like works of art!

  2. Sabrina Ahmed says:

    I think it’s great that people are looking for new ways to recycle items that would otherwise end up cluttering and polluting the landfills! As a green parent, I am always trying to find new resources to help educate myself and my children of new things we can do to help the environment and feel that when I find such resources that it is my duty to share them. http://www.greeneutopia.com is one of these resources.

    The site has volumes of enlightening and useful information on current green issues and topics that have really given me new ideas for educating my children on how we can do more to effect the impact that humans have on the planet. They also have a wonderful online store that carries a wide variety of eco-friendly products (many made from recycled materials) that are all at family affordable prices. I hope you all enjoy the site as much as I have!
    http://greeneutopia.com
    Go Green!
    -Sabrina

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