Filmed and composed during the time when I was leading a community project in Damsgård, Bergen. This film is created with the live setup which I used to perform these audio-visual grooves during my theatre show, The Damsgård Project (Den Nationale Scene 2012).
The site is an abandoned paint factory in Damsgård, Bergen (Norway).
Smashing fluorescent lighting tubes releases mercury, which is a serious environmental pollutant. Breaking these tubes is not something one should take lightly, and it is generally recommended that one should cover such tubes with zinc powder before breakage.
In this particular (paint) factory there are a lot of broken fluorescent tubes and other environmentally hazardous waste - so I thought breaking one more for a cause as righteous as this was justifiable. However, I am conscious about environmental issues and recycling... Therefore I propose that I can provide the audio sample taken from this particular smash to anyone who asks for it, provided they promise not to smash a fluo tube themselves. This way I can earn a Mercury quota for every "new smash" that I prevent - simple environmental economics! Just message me via Vimeo, or using the "mail me" tab on my website: http://www.leopreston.org