'cloaca No. 5' by artist wim delvoye in montreal
 
'cloaca No. 5' by artist wim delvoye in montreal
feb 01, 2009

'cloaca No. 5' by artist wim delvoye in montreal

‘cloaca No. 5’ is a mechanized sculpture that reproduces the human digestive system in every stomach-churning detail. it is part of an exhibition which runs until valentine’s day at the universite du quebec’s art gallery in montreal.

'cloaca No. 5' by artist wim delvoye in montreal

cloaca, a towering steel, rubber and glass contraption, is fed twice a day with cafeteria leftovers during the exhibit. it is part of an exchange with the alberta college of art and design, which presented cloaca No. 5 in calgary last summer.

'cloaca No. 5' by artist wim delvoye in montreal

‘I wanted to make something that is absurdly unnecessary…’ creator, the belgian artist wim delvoye explained his creative process: ‘I don’t think this biologically correct machine belongs in a science museum. I don’t have that ego. I’m not helping sick people. I’m practically useless in society.’

'cloaca No. 5' by artist wim delvoye in montreal at the end of the tract, the machine produces feces, which are then vacuum-packed

delvoye has exhibited around the world and a previous model of cloaca was on display in toronto in 2004.originally developed in 2000, he put together a complex machinery at the museum of contemporary art in antwerp, belgium. see all cloaca machines by wim delvoye

  • “Has anyone noticed that the No.5 CLOACA on the wall is a copy of No.5 Chanel? And that the cloaca on the sealed poop bags pretty much looks like a jumbled up Coca Cola? Sure, his invention is cool and creative, but did that creativity run out when it came to the typography??”

    It’s obvious that this was a choice, not a lack of creativity. See also: parody.

    chad w
  • I don’t see how you connect this to politics. It’s clearly about the manufactured products of our world.

    some guy
  • Maybe we could elect this machine to a seat in our government… Don’t we have enough folks in Washington who produce worthless shit already?

    ColsDude
  • i wonder how this thing smells… I guess just like real poop

    SPDYSPDY
  • [url=http://www.madisonmag.com.au/images/mad/GetTheLook/chanel_no5_263x387.jpg] Chanel No5[/url]

    [url=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_z_kcMNSw9b4/Rfj9o5PTXyI/AAAAAAAAAAU/cM80eDmuJ1I/s320/Coca-Cola_Logo_2003.jpg]Just the word Cola[/url]

    Nome
  • Has anyone noticed that the No.5 CLOACA on the wall is a copy of No.5 Chanel? And that the cloaca on the sealed poop bags pretty much looks like a jumbled up Coca Cola? Sure, his invention is cool and creative, but did that creativity run out when it came to the typography??

    Non.

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