AIDS Bottle Project
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  about the bottle project
Each bottle represents a person who has died from complications due to AIDS or HIV. The name and year of death is etched on the glass and a short biography is printed under the lid. In public displays, the bottles are part of an interactive process. Jars are left open so that objects of personal significance canbe added to them by visitors. At the end of the display, the bottles are distributed to the public free of charge. The bottles are offered not only to remember those who have died, but to emphasize the individual make-up of the community and the responsibility of each living member to resist complacency about the epidemic.

Bottles can be commissioned from the ICI; if you would like to do this, please contact us.

some of the AIDS Bottles

Bios from
100 Unknown Women

a public display of the Bottle Project

exhibition history