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Arron Josefsen, also known as his performance name 'Mercury Man', is the subject of our first independent documentary.
Arron's father was a hat maker in his native Denmark and used mercury extensively in his studio. The substance's vapours, used for felting the hats, were attributed to causing disturbing physical and mental side-effects - hence the term 'mad as a Hatter'. Arron experienced mercurialism himself first hand when, as a child, he became obsessed by the substance and ingested the liquid. Against all odds Arron survived, but was left with some incredibly strange side-effects as a result.
Arron believes he has gained special powers since his brush with death and spends his time sharing his experiences with the Londoners he meets, but has ambitions to travel to America to spread his word further afield. « less