Smell This Shit – It’s Art

A truly interactive exhibit at this Aussie museum has visitors gagging, as reported by Reuters:

Smelling excrement may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but for those who like to push the boundaries, Australia’s most controversial new museum may be just what they are looking for.

Dubbed “the subversive adult Disneyland”, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is located in Tasmania and features around 400 works of art from Egyptian mummies to Young British Artists including Chris Ofili and Jenny Saville.

Photo: Barrylb (CC)

MONA. Photo: Barrylb (CC)

But the most talked-about piece is the Cloaca Professional, labeled the “poo-machine.” It was built by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye to mimic the actions of the human digestive system.

A series of glass receptacles hang in a row with the machine being “fed” twice a day on one end. The food is ground up “naturally,” the way it is in the human body, and the device produces feces on the clock at 2 pm at the other end.

The smell is so powerful that not many visitors can take it…

[continues at Reuters]


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3 Comments on "Smell This Shit – It’s Art"

  1. …or, “Smell This Art- It’s Shit”. Every toilet a gallery.

    /used to live above a gallery, seen both
    //this is at least as old as Duchamp’s “Fountain”


  2. Anyone wanna go work out? I mean smell shyt, I mean… never mind..

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