The Candy Machine was made by disabling a Winchester Model 94 rifle and taking advantage of its ingenious, once revolutionary, lever-action reloading mechanism. The idea for this art installation originates from the popular commodity vending machines.
The gun magazine has been modified to store 7 specially designed candy capsules and each time a token is dropped in, the mechanical receiver dispenses a candy in lieu of a bullet shell. The price of each ‘candy’ is linked to a weapons stock index and it is recalculated in real time for each purchase.
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