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January 31, 2011

"Cloaca Professional"

Located in Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the piece (above and below), created by Belgian artist Wim Delvoyemimics the human digestive system.


According to a story in the current issue of The Economist, "It is fed by curators and produces excrement every day at 3 p.m."

No — I won't ask if you can do that.

It would be inappropriate and I believe in adhering to only the highest standards here at boj.

But I egress.


two men, one of whom may — or may not — be the artist, demonstrate a smaller version of the device.

An amusing 2005 Telegraph.com interview with Delvoye by film maker Ben Lewis appears here; below,

video of Lewis's encounter with the artist and his machine, in which Lewis conducts an experiment to see just how lifelike the machine's output is, taking the Turing test to a whole new level.

Below, a video of the machine being fed at MUDAM in 2007.

nuf sed.

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