This piece is called Cloaca. It was a room-sized installation of six glass containers connected to each other with wires, tubes and pumps. Every day, the machine received a certain amount of food prepared by a first class chef in a gallery. Within this machine the food got the same treatment as the human stomach in turns of processing. Electronic and mechanical units controlled the process, and after almost two days the food came out of a filtering unit as something close to genuine, human shit. The shit was sold for large units of money at the show.
The piece is a metaphor for the 'empty' processes of capitalist/consumerist society, comments on high and low art, could almost be seen as some kind of strange figurative work, has elements of science and biology and also seems to comment on the universal sameness or equality of all people despite race, sexuality, religion, profession and status; everyone shits-its all the same.
Post by Lauren Trangmar
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