Deborah Czeresko
 

THE FABRITORY AT GLASSPHEMY

 

Announcement for The Fabritory at Glassphemy!

The Fabritory is an on-site recycling glass blowing studio formed by Kim Harty and Deborah Czeresko. The Fabritory’s participation in Glassphemy connected their visceral Glass Breaking Machine with direct repurposing of material through hot glass re-melting and reconfiguration.

Glassphemy is a "psychological recycling experiment" devised by Macro Sea in 2010 as a way to incite the public to rethink contemporaneous discourses around recycling. The project was set up in a private space in Gowanus, Brooklyn, as a 20' x 30' steel and bulletproof glass structure that provided a means to "make recycling a more direct, visceral experience and to purge some New York aggression simultaneously." Participants were afforded the opportunity to throw glass bottles at one another without harm. Standing at one end of a raised platform those involved could hurl their bottles at people standing or walking by on the lower opposite platform, but with the protection of the bulletproof glass.” [Wikipedia]

 

In the shadow of Glassphemy’s outdoor visceral Glass Breaking Machine, Kim Harty and Carmichael Jones of The Fabritory re-melt shards of broken glass shoveled out of the bottom of the structure.

 

Glassphemy’s outdoor visceral Glass Breaking Machine. It is made of tube steel and bulletproof glass. Participants hurl empty bottles across the structure at each other. Shards of glass collect in the bottom of the machine for repurposing.

 

Kim Harty of The Fabritory re-melting glass shards extracted from Glassphemy’s visceral outdoor Glass Breaking Machine amongst the back drop of the Gowanus twilight.

 

Deborah Czeresko of The Fabritory squeezing bottle tops extracted from Glassphemy’s visceral outdoor Glass Breaking Machine into a decorative pattern on a heated ceramic kiln shelf.

 

Glassphemy participants bring their empty bottles with the intent to viscerally recycle them in Glassphemy’s Glass Breaking Machine.

 

Glassphemy participants safely hurl bottles at each other smashing them into the Glass Breaking Machine.

 

A Glassphemy participant has empty bottles safely smashed in his face.

 

Broken shards taken from the floor of Glassphemy’s visceral Glass Breaking Machine are wheeled over to The Fabritory’s furnace for re-melting and repurposing.

 

Deborah Czeresko of The Fabritory placing bottle tops extracted from Glassphemy’s outdoor Glass Breaking Machine onto a heated ceramic kiln shelf.

 

The Fabritory’s organizers: Kim Harty and Deborah Czeresko re-configure 2000f hot shards of broken glass that were shoveled out of the bottom of the Glassphemy’s Glass Breaking Machine and taken out of a reheating kiln.

 

The scissor lift that takes participants to the top of the Glassphemy’s Glass Breaking Machine allowing them to hurl empty bottles at other visitors and ultimately break them safely and viscerally in their faces.

 

Glassphemy’s outdoor visceral Glass Breaking Machine in action.

 

Glassphemy participant Gregory Bissonette peddles a human powered glass-polishing bicycle adjacent to Glassphemy’s Glass Breaking Machine.

 

Glass shards pile up in the bottom of Glassphemy’s visceral Glass Breaking Machine and await re-melting and repurposing by The Fabritory.

 

Re-melting a bottle on a blowpipe that was retrieved from the bottom of Glassphemy’s visceral Glass Breaking Machine. A wounded bottle barely survived the experience of hurling into the machine and is being reheated into a sculptural object.

 

Shards of glass retrieved from the bottom of Glassphemy’s visceral Glass Breaking Machine are re-heated in “the Garage”; a gas fired open kiln for picking up glass pieces.

 

The Fabritory group heats glass shards smashed in the bottom of Glassphemy’s Glass Breaking Machine in a “Gloryhole” furnace at 2100 degrees.

 

Deborah Czeresko of The Fabritory re-melts glass shards retrieved from the bottom of Glassphemy’s visceral Glass Breaking Machine into a solid blob for inflation and reforming.

 

Re-melting a bottle that survived hurling into Glassphemy’s visceral Glass Breaking Machine. The bottle is being reheated and inflated into a vase by The Fabritory.

 

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