GLASSPHEMY! is Macro Sea’s visceral and psychological recycling center. We built a 20-foot high, 30-foot long steel tower specifically designed to allow you to hurl glass bottles at your friends, enemies, and loved ones while they are safely tucked away behind bulletproof glass.

We collected bottles from local bars and recycled the glass on site. We made cool lights, pulverized the glass for use as environmental fill using a bicycle-powered tumbler, and through a contest sponsored by Readymade magazine, opened up the project to people with other interesting recycling ideas. We also collaborated with local glass artists to recycle and reassemble the remains of smashed bottles.

The whole recycling and green thing has gotten so damn boring in recent years that we felt we had to do something. GLASSPHEMY! celebrates the illicit thrill of breaking bottles while working through deeply rooted emotional issues (and sort of saving the planet a little).

CONCEPT, DESIGN + DIRECTION:
David Belt, Macro Sea, Executive Director

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT + PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
Alix Feinkind, Macro Sea, Project Manager

COLLABORATION + CONSULTING:
Jocko Weyland, Macro Sea, Aesthetic Collaborator + Consultant

PROJECT COORDINATION + IN-HOUSE DJ:
Rebecca Birmingham, Macro Sea, General Counsel + Creative Director

MACHINE FABRICATION + ADDITIONAL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT:
John Wischmann + Paul Maiello

ADDITIONAL DESIGN + SITE MANAGEMENT:
Daniel Tinneny, Sr. + Daniel Tinneny, Jr.

VISUALIZATION:
Vamos Architects

INTERACTIVE LIGHTING + LIGHTING FABRICATOR:
Jason Krugman

FABRICATION OF CUSTOM ROCK TUMBLER:
Hecho Design + Construction

GLASS COLLABORATORS:
Deborah Czeresko
Kim Harty