We designed and prepared seven bottle receptacles out of found materials and posted them in seven different locations around the Melbourne. The receptacles had instructions inscribed onto them so that it was clear what they were for.
The aim of this test was:
- to gauge where the most public engagement occurs in Melbourne
- to propose a new way of disposing rubbish
- to display the discarded object with a sense of preciousness
Unfortunately, we weren't overwhelmed with public engagement through this test. However we were successful in gaining a response in four locations.
The placement at the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale was the most successful, possibly owing to a highly frequented tram stop at this location.
Engagement at other locations, involved the taking away of pieces of the structure.