‘Motor car in Huntly’, Huntly Express
Jelka Plate comes from Berlin and stayed with us for three months in the autumn of 2006.
The MONO project started with the subject of youth isolation and boredom in the rural environment. How do young people deal with growing up in remote areas? In Huntly, some youngsters customise their cars and drive for hundreds of miles around the town over evenings and weekends. Many residents have safety concerns about this and the pollution - including noise pollution - which causes frustration and tension in the community. Jelka wondered why these youngsters, who call themselves 'cruisers' or 'tubers', do this, and what, if anything, might bring the two opposing sides together?