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NYU Artist Gets Camera Surgically Implanted in Head


December 09, 2010

Ever wish you had eyes in the back of your head?

NYU photography professor Wafaa Bilal took this expression to heart — he had a digital camera implanted in the back of his head! The stunt is part of a year long art project titled, “3rd I,” and is centered around the idea of capturing things subjectively.

A performance artist who has participated in more than one body modification art projects, Bilal underwent a two-hour operation (with only a local anesthetic!) to embed the camera.

Interested in viewing the images? Over the next year, the pictures captured by the camera will be showcased at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar.

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