Mutant technology for the human body
Kellogg's cornflake's wholesome iconic healthy family goodness is played out against a perverse narrative of a fanatical, sexual, health psychopathology bubbling beneath the surface.
Kellogg's bowel training health camp issued enemas, experimental bowel surgery and believed a clean body equals clean thoughts. The Dirt Factory explores the contemporary health pre-occupation of detoxing and cleansing, and its origins in the development of the cornflakes breakfast cereal and its founder Dr John Harvey Kellogg.
The exhibition plays on notions of dirt and aesthetics, culture, art and the body: the clean/unclean, healthy/unhealthy, low/high, distasteful/tasteful and the beautiful/ugly. The notion of dirt producing a loaded symbolic value of the other, the abject, the unknown and the alien. The dirt factory becomes an analogy for the human body and culture: a machine engineered for producing filth. 

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