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Intangible Goods


You can get anything you want in our consumption-fuelled society, except the stuff we increasingly need: bravery, connection, calm, purpose. Until now!

Intangible Goods is an experimental line of conveniently-packaged consumables for the mind. Developed in collaboration with mental health professionals and presented by Art & About Sydney, each good is designed to momentarily satisfy a need higher up on Maslow’s hierarchy than, say, chocolate and crinkle-cut chips.

Passersby were able to make purchases from the Intangible Goods vending machine, when it was located in a number of sites across Sydney from 26 March to 8 April. All profits from the work were donated to beyondblue, the Mental Health Association NSW (WayAhead) and the Schizophrenia Research Institute at NeuRA.

To create Intangible Goods, artists Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach surveyed over 600 people to unwrap what Sydneysiders felt were missing in their lives.

Read about the 10 things survey respondents said they crave most in their lives.

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Where

Location of Tsunami 1.26
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Emergence
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of I Wish You Hadn't Asked
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Field
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of I Think I Can
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Snailovation
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Walking Men Worldwide
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Armchair Apocalypse
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Trolleys
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Neon Nomads
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of The Milk Bar
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of The Walking Neighbourhood
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Us
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Here, Now
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Bodies in Urban Spaces
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Top5Feet
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Near Kin Kin
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Games + Actions (for a Quiet City)
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of The Deep End: Jaws
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of City Walls #1: To be free is to have no fear
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of City Walls #2: MOMO for York Street
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of H2O Water Bar
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of More Human than Human: Blade Runner
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of The Blue Trees
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Tut
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of City Walls #3: Boundary Road
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Terraced
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Hidden Sydney - The Glittering Mile
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of HEARD·SYD
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of A Million Things That Make Your Head Spin
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Highly Sprung
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of In Search of The Truth
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Bandaloop
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of We Live Here
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Australian Life 2017
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Little Sydney Lives 2017
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of The Last Resort
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Frameshift
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Intangible Goods
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Australian Life 2018
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Little Sydney Lives 2018
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Wasteland
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Gravity System Response
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Gadigal mural
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Australian Life 2019
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Little Sydney Lives 2019
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of DEMO
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of untitled (maraong manaóuwi)
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of Passenger
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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Where

Location of The Nightline
Pitt Street Mall, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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When

Every day, all day

Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018

Cost

Vending machine good: $2.00

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About the artists

Hailing from the high-octane world of advertising and marketing, Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach are a multi award-winning creative team currently based in Sydney. This personal project marks their first venture beyond advertising, and has been informed by their shared experiences growing up in households affected by mental illness.

For this project, the artists worked alongside mental health professionals Barbara LeBas, Dr Tim Sharp, and Charlotte Stapf.

Video

Vending machines are fun. They deliver instant packaged pleasure. But the Intangible Goods vending machine has a whole lot more going on than salt, sugar, fat. Take a look.