Plastic bottles turned into bongs

Social lubrication


Over a two year period I collected over thirty discarded plastic bottles that had been refashioned into bongs. Found in parks, playgrounds, public forests and other places in New South Wales in Australia, each one has a hole punctured into it into which a short hose has been inserted. While a resourceful act of repurposing rubbish, the bottles have an air of masculinity as they stand to attention, their physiques and appendages ready for inspection. They stand motionless, too stoned to speak, like a politician unable to make a reasonable decision.


Social lubrication, 2008
Pigment print
50 x 75 cm


Vivid, National Photographic Festival, Canberra, 2008

Libidinal Cement, Loose Projects, Sydney, 2008