Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall, ninety-nine bottles of beer. You take one down, you pass it around. Ninety-eight bottles of beer on the wall. Ninety-eight bottles of beer…
The monotonous style of the tune, sung by comrades to heighten the experience of an otherwise dull voyage, is demonstrative of the intoxicating capacity of such a simple context. Taking this literally, it has been applied to the material transformation of an everyday object – the beer bottle.
Undergoing a symbolic transition from immaterial to material representation, the mechanised production article is subjected to enlightenment. Along side this though, the transformation is done through a repetitive hand-production process, reflecting the original state of the humdrum tune.
99 Bottles of Beer
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