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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2014

  • Work on this object began.

2016

  • Work on this object ended.

2019

GoatMan, 2014-2016

It was designed by Thomas Thwaites. It is dated 2014-2016. Its medium is back leg protheses, photograph, book, video.

Thomas Thwaites conducted research for over a year before setting out to live as a goat for 3 days in the Swiss Alps. He constructed an exoskeleton that adapted his biped body into that of a quadruped, and created an artificial prosthetic rumen to enable him to live on a goat’s grassy diet. He lived successfully amongst a goat herd, observing distinctions in the natural world that he had not perceived before.

It is credited Courtesy of Thomas Thwaites.

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