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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.

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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.

Below,

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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