The Hydrogen Island is a working progress which has been produced in different media types. The project starts with a work for public space, an utopian and relational monument: a mini power plant with a Canary Island garden, a pond, a rest area and a consumer area. The consumer area is occupied by three booths, in each of which the occupier will be able to carry out an activity that has to do with life-style consumerism. Listen to music in one, consume information in another, or get a UVA suntan in the remaining one.
Up to now, the work consists of a sculpture produced with a 3D printer, a three-dimensional video with original music (Marco Brosolo), some drawings, inspired on the Japanese stamps, and the actual novel written by PSJM.
The novel follows a tradition started by William Morris and his News from Nowhere in which the art-theorist is committed to an ideal vision of society through the narrative. Moreover, this new launch by Empatía Ediciones, who have published a limited edition of 500 copies, includes aspects from Swedish crime fiction which, in the eyes of PSJM, entail authentic Scandinavian dystopias in which entertainment literature sits quite comfortably with social critique.