The Shit Machine - MONA Hobart TAS - Science Art Installation Art Gallery

The Shit Machine - MONA Hobart TAS

Believe it or not, you're looking at an artwork!
Everyday at 2, it does a poo

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MONA is situated in picturesque surrounds

Well known for their gallery of plaster cast vaginas, the curators of Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), are not ones to shy away from controversy. 

An array of exhibits spanning the abstract to the ancient, to the plain absurd.


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The Shit Machine - MONA Hobart TAS - Science Art Installation Art Gallery

Art meets Science / Science meets Art

Nothing short of provoking, the stomach churning synthetic human gastronomical System / Art installation, something known as 'The Cloaca Professional', the brainchild of Belgian conceptual artist Wim Delvoye, which was unveiled at MONA's Berriedale location, north of Hobart, in 2010.

Basically what it does is mimic the human digestive system.

They feed it each morning and everyday at 2 it does a poo.

Complete with olfactory disturbance, in much the same way that we all do, it's fed and maintained at body temperature, where food travels through a mechanical and chemical assembly line, involving organs, enzymes necessary for digestion, farting and smelly solid end products (poo).

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The grounds of MONA are set just north of the city centre, complete with a vista of snow capped mountains and elaborate steel sculptures and thtat convey both beauty and danger.View from Museum of Old and New Art Hobart Tasmania

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A polymathic touring musician, film maker, historian and producer, for the past 8 years Kieran Wicks has navigated the Great Southern Land of Australia performing hundreds of shows to ravenous audiences, whilst simultaneously developing a vast catalogue of interviews, images and videos in the production of multiple formative docuseries including 'One Town at a Time', which records his musical journey, immersed in poignant, forgotten Australian history and poetry, in archives such as 'Gold Rush Stories' and 'Poetry of the Pioneers'.

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