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Have A Shit Time With MONA’s New Impossibly Hard Puzzle Depicting Their Infamous Poo Machine

By Rick Stephens
24th Jun 2020

MONA's cloaca puzzle laid out on a pink velvet cloth.

There’s been plenty of ‘bummer’ moments this year, butt one of the shittiest has been the cancellation of Dark Mofo. If it went ahead, we would have just been returning from our annual pilgrimage to Australia’s bottom end; instead, the gang from the world’s most hedonistic museum, MONA, are bringing you a puzzle to pass the time, a puzzle depicting Delvoye’s Cloaca Professional (aka Mona’s poo machine).

In true MONA fashion, the puzzle is hard. Really hard. It’s made up of 1000 pieces that are an ambiguous shade of black and has an expected completion time of ‘at least a few weeks’. Order now and that should see you through the remainder of whatever lockdown stage we’re in right now—Victorians may need to order two. 

For those who want to further recreate some sort of MONA experience at home, there are plenty of other items that are, well, naturally MONA. Grab a mug which reveals a close-up portrait of David Walsh when heated, several confronting prints from previous works on display or Walsh’s revealing autobiography

MONA is currently closed, but you can keep on eye on updates here. Dates for Dark Mofo in 2021 are expected to be announced soon.

Planning a Tasmanian getaway for someday, at some point? Check out some pro tips here.

Image credit: MONA | Jesse Hunniford

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