We formalize a simple minded notion of ``punctual gluing'' of t-structures which is nevertheless powerful enough to streamline or improve several relative motivic constructions in the literature. Examples include that of relative Artin motive, relative Picard motive, relative analogue of Bondarko's weight structure or the relative motivic t-structure on (compact) 1-motives.As a completely novel construction, we recover analogue of certain S.Morel's weight truncations in the motivic setting. As an application we can construct the analogue of an intersection complex for an arbitrary threefold in (Voevodsky's) triangulated category of mixed motives. Even more strongly, for several Shimura varieties (including all Shimura threefolds, most Shimura fourfolds, the Siegel six fold) we can construct the intersection motive in the category of relative Chow motives.
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Punctual gluing of t-structures and the motivic intersection complex of Shimura varieties