"Haven't this lot heard of Luis Bunuel?" he wondered.
And then the penny dropped, which is not the same as spending a penny.
Of course, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie! The film was made in 1972, and here is the final scene:
In The Age, which has a known affinity with crap, the director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Juliana Engberg, is quoted thus:
''When Mikala brought this idea of a performance and film dealing with material transformation and ritual to us, we evaluated it as a key and bold move in her practice, one that links to a long artistic legacy looking at alchemical transformation and magical performance. The work, while challenging taboos, never becomes sensational or gratuitous. It's wonderful, powerful work.''