Eagle-eyed critics may notice that this is not so much a new machine in Abbott's vending machine series, but rather a thinly disguised rehash of a previous work. This 'coffee-table' modification was exhibited as part of 'tr-IN-ity' in the entrance of Holy Trinity Church in Leeds. To wholly enter into the spirit of things, Abbott this time invited users to enter a hope, desire or prayer into the machine for which they would receive a previous users hope, desire or prayer.
USER INSTRUCTIONS IN HOLY TRINTY CHURCH
ABBOTT'S VENDING MACHINE AIDS THE ARTICULATION AND COMMUNICATION OF OUR HOPES AND DESIRES, ACTING AS AN INTERACTIVE WOODEN FORUM TO SHARE THEM WITH OTHER USERS. BE THEY SIMPLE PERSONAL DESIRES OR WISHES FOR GLOBAL CHANGE, EXPRESSING OUR HOPES CAN BECOME AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS THEIR REALISATION. THE MACHINE CAN BE USED FOR FUN, TO SPREAD IDEAS, TO VENT FRUSTRATIONS, TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THEY ARE NOT ALONE, OR EVEN TO CREATE LINKS BETWEEN LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE. TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT WHATEVER YOU PUT IN, SOMEONE ELSE WILL RECEIVE, AND IN RETURN MAYBE YOU CAN HELP FULFIL THE HOPE, WISH OR DESIRE YOU RECEIVE FROM THE MACHINE.
STEP 1. UTILISING THE PAPER AND PEN PROVIDED, WRITE DOWN A SPECIFIC HOPE, PRAYER, DESIRE OR MIRACLE THAT YOU WISH TO BECOME A REALITY.
STEP 2. ROLL UP THE PAPER AND INSERT IT INTO THE WOODEN BALL PROVIDED.
STEP 3. ENTER THE BALL INTO ABBOTT'S VENDOR.
STEP 4. TURN THE HANDLE CLOCKWISE. THE MACHINE WILL DISPENSE A NEW WOODEN BALL.
STEP 5. REMOVE THE PAPER FROM INSIDE THE BALL. THIS IS FOR YOU TO KEEP.
STEP 6. REPLACE THE WOODEN BALL FOR THE NEXT USER.