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The sophisticated way to present the process of human digestion, a machine

Get ready to say g’day mate, to an art exhibit that features excrement!

That’s right; Australian’s are ditching their didgeridoos for a chance to see “doo-doo” being made at the Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA. The new centerpiece on display at the institute is called Cloaca Professional, but a better name for this show stopper would be: The Poop Machine.

Built by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, the contraption mimics what goes on in our guts with a series of glass tanks that hang in a row.

Food goes in at one end, then makes a couple of stops along the way to get broken down naturally and finally at 2pm sharp… the show begins.

It produces fecal matter so close to the real thing, it leaves museum goers breathless.

But it seems they don’t mind the smell, MONA had 389,000 visitors stopping by to sneak a peek (and catch a whiff) of the poop machine last year.

Not bad for a crappy piece of art.

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This entry was posted on May 18, 2012 by in NewsFix Now.
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