Cloaca (art)  

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"A full-length study of the uses and abuses of scatology in contemporary Eat Art would have to encompass at least fifty years of stercorous art, from Manzoni's Merda d'artista (1961) to Wim Delvoye's Cloaca (2001)."--The Politics and Aesthetics of Hunger and Disgust (2017) by Michel Delville and ‎Andrew Norris

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Cloaca (2000) is an art installation by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye that produces feces.

The first Cloaca machine was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp in Belgium in the year 2000.

The machine was "fed" an exquisite meal twice a day, the feces coming out at the other end of the processing unit as a result of the "digestion" of the food.

There are several Cloaca set-ups: the original setup is that of a series of containers in glass on a long table, while the more modern ones are comparatively shorter, digesting food through what looks like a series of washing machines.

The logo and other promotional art work of the Cloaca project are a parody of the logos of Coca-Cola, Ford, Mr. Clean, and other brands. The feces produced by the Cloaca machines are sold vacuum-packed in translucent boxes.

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