Get camera implanted in head: check! (Or, Now that’s artistic devotion, Part 2)

Wafaa Bilal, a professor of photography at NYU, has had a camera implanted into the back of his head.  His project, called “The 3rd I”, was commissioned by the Arab Museum of Modern Art.   Photos will be taken every minute, and will be streamed from his website beginning December 15.  He will wear the camera for one year, with the goal of “constructing a methodical documentation of his existence and surroundings after having no ability to do so during a nomadic existence in the Middle East”  ( Bilal is Iraqi).  He is required to cover it with a lens cap while on NYU property.

Bilal had the camera “surgically” implanted into the back of his head – first, titanium plates were installed under the skin, then a camera attached  – all at a piercing studio (!?).

Read an interview and more on the project at The Wall Street Journal.

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