This is an image from a project I have been working on for some time on linear economics and the throwaway society. The image in this post is a close up of a damaged TV screen that I picked up on eBay. The damage area also captures a moment of acute anguish for the previous owner. The screen would have been part of a production run of many hundreds of thousands of identical units. In a single moment, the accident created something that was unique and one of a kind but also valueless.

Smash! Gif taken from HD video

Smash!

The edited video is displayed simultaneously on two damaged , large damaged plasma TVs. The video below shows Smash as it was displayed in a group exhibition in the Sion Hill Gallery in Bath.