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Nurturing Lemon Soil
Provenance: V.R.
Date collection: 17/06/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Weight: -- gr
Description: Two lemon plants are advancing in growth, while occasionally their soil is nurtured with organic items contained in the archive. Crushed egg shells, avocado bark and avocado seeds.
Nexus to other items: 1402, 1393, 1394
Collection: V.R.

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Paper Making #5
Provenance: various
Date collection: 01/05/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Pressing paper pulp between the heavy books for more days.
Nexus to other items: 1437
Collection: V.R.

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Paper Making #4
Provenance:
Date collection: 30/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Felt clothes with a rectangle paper pulp hanged out to dry on the sun.
Nexus to other items: 1436
Collection: V.R.

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Making Paper #1
Provenance:
Date collection: 28/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: A wooden frame has been made and protected with varnish. Frame is laid on the felt kitchen cloths and paper pulp poured inside the frame just the cover the surface. Inner frame dimensions 15x15cm have been chosen in relation to PP plastic laminate contemplating the idea of making a notebook.
Nexus to other items: 1433
Collection: V.R.

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Paper Making #2
Provenance:
Date collection: 28/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: When the felt cloth soak some water from the paper pulp the frame could be removed, and the same procedure could be repeated more times, preparing more papers.
Nexus to other items: 1434

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Paper Making #3
Provenance:
Date collection: 28/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Rectangle paper pulp is left to dry on sunlight.
Nexus to other items: 1435

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Preparing Pulp out of Printed Paper Mass
Provenance: various
Date collection: 28/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Printed paper mass is soaked and processed in the blender adding more water
Nexus to other items: 1355

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Lemon Plant
Provenance: BILLA
Date collection: 20/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Description: Two lemon plants are growing. One of them had dried out but immediately another one had appeared on its place and in one week had overgrown the first one. I am adding banana peel in the soil. It seems as a good moulch.
Nexus to other items: 1396
Collection: V.R.

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Moldes Prepared for Pouring Melted Aluninium
Provenance: Foundry Ljubisavljević
Date collection: 18/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Specification: METAL
Description: Moldes are cooked and prepared for pouring melted aluminium. They are tightened with wire, one more layer of gypsum and broken bricks, two canals were carved in each and they are dried for 3 days in the oven.
Nexus to other items: 1424

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Melting Aluminium Loaf
Provenance: Foundry Ljubisavljević
Date collection: 18/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Specification: METAL
Description: Mass of aluminium apparently was to be too small for pouring it in to the moulds. Until getting to the edge of the cup it would cool down and could not get out to the mould. Various intents have been made. Mile tries to find a way to maintain the heat on the edge of the ceramic cup.
Nexus to other items: 1428

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Opening the Mold of Aluminium Spoon
Provenance: Foundry Ljubisavljević
Date collection: 18/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: METAL
Description: The spoon shape didn't formed well. Very small quantity of aluminium made it difficult to work with.
Nexus to other items: 1429
Collection: V.R.

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Melting Aluminium
Provenance: various
Date collection: 11/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: METAL
Description: Aluminium items were selected from other metals as they melt on different temperature (700C°). This was performed with a help of magnet, as aluminium doesn't attract aluminium and other metals does. Melting was done with a help in a foundry of Dragan Ljubisavljevic in Kovin.
Nexus to other items: 1389, 1408, 1219
Collection: V.R.

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Aluminium Dross
Provenance: Foundry Ljubisavljević
Date collection: 11/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: OTHER
Weight: 18.5 gr
Description: In melting aluminium certain quantity of dross that was not of aluminium consistence, but probably plastic paint, etc from the lids separated.
Nexus to other items: 1421
Collection: V.R.

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Preparing the Casting
Provenance: Foundry Ljubisavljević
Date collection: 11/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: METAL
Description: Dragan Ljubisavljević is preparing the mold for casting the aluminium into a small spoon. Firstly a base for the spoon is made from clay, on the top of which first part of the mold will be made from gypsum and crushed brick. Second part of mold will be made pouring the same mass on the top of the first.
Nexus to other items: 1422

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Two Molds and the Aluminium
Provenance: Foundry Ljubisavljević
Date collection: 11/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Obtained Aluminium mass is estimated to be enough for casting of 2 little spoons. For this reason 2 pairs of molds were prepared. The molds will be put to dry in the owen for 3 days on the tempereture ascending to 700C°.
Nexus to other items: 1423

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Lemon Plant
Provenance: SPAR Gourmet
Date collection: 06/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Description: One lemon plant had dried out, but on its place new plant rapidly started growing.
Nexus to other items: 1417
Collection: V.R.

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Archive Arrived to Belgrade
Provenance: Vienna - Austria
Date collection: 01/04/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Processing the archived items the archival volume significantly reduced so it was possible to make it fit in a large plastic container and so transport it to Belgrade.
Nexus to other items: 1418
Collection: V.R.

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Hyacinth stems
Provenance: BILLA
Date collection: 30/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Specification: ORGANIC
Weight: 5.5 gr
Description: Hyacinth stems are slowly drying but one of them still has a vivid part of the stem.
Nexus to other items: 1186
Collection: V.R.

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Vegetal Items
Provenance: various
Date collection: 29/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Description: 1. Broccoli, 17.1g; 2. Pineapple, 8.7g; 3. Cauliflower, 5.2g; current state.
Nexus to other items: 1258, 1259, 1260
Collection: V.R.

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Disarming Avocado Items Induced to Grow Life
Provenance: BILLA
Date collection: 29/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Avocado items induced to grow life after unsuccessful attempt were disarmed in to basic components: 1. barks, 36.8g; 2. bones, 139.4g; 3.toothpicks, 1.3g; 4. HDPE lids, 6.3g
Nexus to other items: 1390
Collection: V.R.

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Broccoli Sliced
Provenance: SPAR Gourmet
Date collection: 29/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Weight: 17.1 gr
Description: Broccoli stem is still not completely dried. Its structure is high in fibers and though could be separated in vertical sections.
Nexus to other items: 1398
Collection: V.R.

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Pineapple Bark
Provenance: SPAR
Date collection: 29/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: ORGANIC
Weight: 8.7 gr
Description: Pineapple Peel, unknown properties.
Nexus to other items: 1260
Collection: V.R.

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Avocado Induced to Growing Disarmed
Provenance: BILLA
Date collection: 29/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Items used for sprouting avocado seeds including seeds themselves, after unsuccessful attempt were disarmed for further decomposition. 1. avocado bark, 36.8g; avocado seeds with toothpicks, 81.7g; 3. bottle lids* (HDPE) used to sustain avocado barks, 6.3g; *all HDPE plastic is already fused into single piece.
Nexus to other items: 1097, 1303, 1327
Collection: V.R.

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Avocado Items
Provenance: BILLA
Date collection: 29/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Description: All avocado items the ones that were induced to grow life (which didn't succeeded) and the ones that were already dried were joined together. 1. bark, 73.3g; 2. seeds, 163g.
Nexus to other items: 1392, 1096
Collection: V.R.

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Extracted Plastic Film from Cardboard Packaging Fussion
Provenance: various
Date collection: 28/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Description: Fusion of selected plastic film from diverse types of packaging is proceeded with an iron. The process showed certain difficulties probably due to the kind of plastic or the fact that it was difficult to remove very small paper particles from its surface. In continuation higher temperature is applied.
Nexus to other items: 1278
Collection: V.R.

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Rough Cardboard Straining
Provenance: various
Date collection: 28/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Rough cardboard item have been soaked and are going to be strained with cotton fabric.
Nexus to other items: 1340
Collection: V.R.

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Labels of Unidentified Plastic Type Selection
Provenance: various
Date collection: 28/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Description: Diverse adhesive labels and wraps of unidentified plastic type are selected for fusion in to single piece.
Nexus to other items: 1172, 1255, 1177
Collection: V.R.

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Cellophane
Provenance: Ana Hušman
Date collection: 28/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: PLASTIC
Description: Assumed to be of cellophane consistency item didn't showed sensitive to heath or acetone treatment. It is kept in archive as single unit.
Nexus to other items: 1364
Collection: Ana Hušman

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Printed Cardboard Straining
Provenance: various
Date collection: 28/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Decomposed printed cardboard is being strained.
Nexus to other items: 1326
Collection: V.R.

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Low Density Plastic (LDP) Identification
Provenance: various
Date collection: 28/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Description: Very rarely plastic type signature is placed on LDP plastic bags, but generally it could be identified for its semitransparent appearance and soft tactility.
Nexus to other items: 1371
Collection: V.R.

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Cigaret Buts Decomposing
Provenance: V.R.
Date collection: 27/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Processing the cigaret butts decomposition takes 3 steps: 1. extracting the paper, 2. extracting tobacco rests; 3. extracting charcoal if it is contained in the middle of 2 parts of filter;
Nexus to other items: 1237
Collection: V.R.

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Kunstdruck Paper Soaked
Provenance: various
Date collection: 27/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Kunstdruck paper items are relatively decomposed in water and ready to be strained and dried
Nexus to other items: 1339, 1379
Collection: V.R.

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Breaking the Glass Items
Provenance: various
Date collection: 27/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: GLASS
Description: I got hammer, gloves and some tissues so ready for breaking the glass items. White and green glass will be smashed separately.
Nexus to other items: 1313, 1304
Collection: V.R.

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Banana peel Crushed
Provenance: various
Date collection: 26/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: ORGANIC
Weight: 62.3 gr
Description: For high amount of potassium banana peel is used as fertiliser for plants in different forms.
Nexus to other items: 1395
Collection: V.R.

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Tea Herbs Collection
Provenance: various
Date collection: 25/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: MATERIAL
Specification: ORGANIC
Description: Various dried herbal mixtures used in teas, probably had already lost lots of their properties, but are conserved in archive separately for future processing. 1. suručica, 15.9g; 2. blue tea, 5.6g; 3. 28.3g;
Nexus to other items: 1252, 1295

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Inner Chocolate Wrap Disassembling
Provenance: Südwind Buchwelt
Date collection: 21/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Chocolate wrap consists of 2 very thin layers - one impregnated paper and another foil which is on one side golden and on another silver. To separate layers it was necessary to soak it in water and after very carefully proceed the separation.
Nexus to other items: 1308
Collection: V.R.

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Cheddar Cheese Wrap Decomposed
Provenance: BILLA
Date collection: 20/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Weight: 7.2 gr
Description: Separating paper labels from the plastic cheese wrapping patient work. It took about 20 minutes to complete the task. 1 - 2 plastic bags, 5.7g; 2 - plasticised colour labels, 0.8g; 3 - white paper labels, 0.7g;
Nexus to other items: 1158
Collection: V.R.

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Plastic Wraps Mount
Provenance: various
Date collection: 19/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Weight: 32.8 gr
Description: All thin plastic wraps are gathered together for separation.
Nexus to other items: 1213
Collection: V.R.

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White Paper Decomposing
Provenance: various
Date collection: 18/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Selection of white paper is soaked in water for decomposition.
Nexus to other items: 1286, 1216, 1217, 1290, 1325
Collection: V.R.

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Pancetta bag / Decomposing
Provenance: BILLA
Date collection: 18/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Description: Pancetta bag consists of two layers paper and plastic which has to be separated. Inner plastic layer has a function of keeping the temperature and preventing grease to come pass through the paper.
Nexus to other items: 1154

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White Paper Selection
Provenance: various
Date collection: 18/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Weight: 49.9 gr
Description: 1. Karin's notes, 4.8g; 2. Printed ticket for the concert, 5.2g; 3. archive section planing, 4.9g; 4. shredder sieve recipe, 4.9g; 5. pancetta bag 11.9g; 6. two pastry bags brought by Karin, 7.3g; 7. pancetta paper wrap, 3.5g; 8. MQ resident's contacts, 2.5g; 9. envelop for 2 free tickets for Welt Museum, 4.9g
Nexus to other items: 1163, 1156, 1280, 1135, 1136, 1132, 1174, 1164, 1284
Collection: V.R.

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Separating Composed Materials
Provenance: various
Date collection: 17/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Soaked in the water, composed packaging materials are partly separating in to cardboard layers. The most difficult is the outer layer where thin plastic foil is fused with the cardboard.
Nexus to other items: 1247
Collection: V.R.

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Separating Composed Materials 01
Provenance: various
Date collection: 17/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: The most time consuming work I had to perform until now in decomposing archival items certainly was separating paper from plastic foil applied over it in cardboard packaging. Outer coating is made by Polyethylene foil and its function is to provide liquid barrier to the inner content.
Nexus to other items: 1276
Collection: V.R.

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Placing PP Plastic for melting
Provenance: Nordbanhof
Date collection: 16/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Description: Shredded plastic is placed on the metal sheet with separators for being processed in the printing press. The t- shirt print press is going to heat up on 245 degrees and it will take 18 minutes to fuse the shredded plastic into 1.5 mm thick laminate. Those are calculations made for polypropylene plastic by Vienna Precious Plastic team.
Nexus to other items: 1268, 1265

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PP Plastic Laminate
Provenance: Nordbanhof
Date collection: 16/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Weight: 39 gr
Description: All Polypropylene plastic was fused in the printing press in to one laminate. Black colour comes from rests of Lush plastic containers which have been previously shredded and it was not possible to remove them from the shredder. On the picture Flo just took out the laminate from the printing press.
Nexus to other items: 1243, 1265

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Vitamin C sachets decomposed
Provenance: V.R.
Date collection: 16/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Vitamin C sachets are soaked in water for decomposition. It was easy to extract external paper layer which is deposited to be processed with tea sachets, but it inner part consisting of aluminium fused with plastic layer was not possible to separate. Items are stored for future processing.
Nexus to other items: 1363
Collection: V.R.

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Audio Recorder Packaging Disasembled
Provenance: Gasometer
Date collection: 15/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: TOOLS/EQUIPMENT
Specification: COMBIENED
Weight: 97.2 gr
Description: Audio recorder packaging is disassembled into basic pieces, but some parts contain glue that is difficult to remove mechanically. Next step would be soaking it in water to extract plastic parts.
Nexus to other items: 1152
Collection: V.R.

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Soaking Composed Package Materials
Provenance: V.R.
Date collection: 15/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: COMBIENED
Description: Complex materials consisting of diverse type of materials plastic and cardboard are soaked in water for separating in improvised conditions.
Nexus to other items: 1240
Collection: V.R.

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Lemon rind
Provenance: SPAR
Date collection: 14/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Weight: 11.6 gr
Description: From 6th of march lemon rind lost 4/5 of its mass. From 55.2 to 11.6. Also its colour got much darker, orange to brown.
Nexus to other items: 1151
Collection: V.R.

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PET Plastic Bottle Collection
Provenance: V.R.
Date collection: 13/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Weight: 238.6 gr
Description: Selected PET plastic bottles of different provenance. 1. juice, Spar, 31.9gr; 2 and 3. juice, Billa, 38.0gr; 4. fresh range juice brought by Dido, 28.0gr; 5. water from Belgrade, 33.9gr; 6. naked, 17.1; 7. water from Andrea, 18.0gr; 8. water, unknown, 15.8gr; 9. apelschrolle, 18.2gr
Nexus to other items: 1231, 1087, 1086
Collection: V.R.

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Removing sealings
Provenance: various
Date collection: 13/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Description: Removing adhesive labels and sealings from the plastic packaging took 2-3 hours
Collection: V.R.

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Removing labels from plastic packaging
Provenance: Various
Date collection: 11/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: PLASTIC
Description: Removing labels paper and plastic from the plastic packaging took about an hour of work. All materials have to be separated in order to be de- and recomposed.
Nexus to other items: 1256
Collection: V.R.

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Numbering system
Provenance: V.R.
Date collection: 11/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ADMINISTRATION/ACCESS
Specification: PAPER/CARDBOARD
Description: Numbering labels, made for referencing specific objects from the archival collections.
Nexus to other items: 1212, 1281

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Planting lemon seeds
Provenance: SPAR
Date collection: 09/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Description: I cut yogurt cup, put some soil inside and placed lemon seeds to sprout. Curiously plastic cup used to contain lemon yogurt.
Nexus to other items: 1151, 1165, 1200
Collection: V.R.

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Cauliflower
Provenance: Ana Hušman
Date collection: 05/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Weight: 9.1 gr
Nexus to other items: 1120
Collection: V.R.

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Archive Section - Cauliflower - Broccoli
Provenance: V.R.
Date collection: 05/03/2018
Section: SPECIMEN EVOLUTION
Typology: ALIMENTATION/FOOD
Specification: ORGANIC
Nexus to other items: 1145
Collection: V.R.

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