In Hastings, the Stade is Britain’s largest beach launched fishing fleet. As the ship offload their catches, a large community of seagulls are attracted to this area to eat the scraps from the fishing boats. The large amount of seagulls are seen as a pest, scavengers, that don't add to area.
Combining these two elements the aim was to intervene to create a new positive out come that may help develop the areas unique situation. I created a device that would use locally caught fish and allow visitors to feed the local seagulls. From being a pest they would become an attraction and the unused fish is put to good use.
The fish dispensing machine comprises of the following elements;
The top support : This part holds the fish by its tail and feeds it into the grinder.
The Grinder : This hand operated grinder is a typical meat grinder that is able to grind fish whole.
Main Body / Plunger: The main body of the machine that acts as the reservoir for the ground fish, when full the plunger is depressed and the ground fish is pushed out through the nozzle
Serving cup: The ground fish is sold in disposable paper cups which are held beneath the nozzle in a cup holder.