Project Description

Cloaca Original (2000)

“Cloaca Original” by artist Wim Delvoye, is a machine that mimics the digestive system of a mammal and turns food into feces. The tubular structure is made of metal and glass, and composed of mechanical organs that swallow, grind, digest and defecate a given amount of food. The machine serves no usage at all, besides the reduction from food to waste. The realistically smelling output is collected and sold in small jars by the artist.

 

Credits: Wim Delvoye
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