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A Boat Called Intolerance

A short film showing the production process of the cast glass blocks from waste glass to the finished product.

The cast glass blocks or teeth form a multifaceted strip along the gunnels, reflecting and animating images of the canal as the boat moves through the water; a skewed narrative or re-reading of the city. This developed through collaboration with glass artist Matt Durran. The glass is recycled from television and computer screens: the waste product in the reclamation of heavy metals, but retains its own mysterious inner glow. The glass reads as metallic during the day, letting light through while retaining privacy, and creating the impression of being underwater. At night the strip gleams as a curious streamlined waterside presence.

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