Embedded head camera project in trouble as artist’s body rejects implant

Feb 9, 2011
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Embedded head camera project in trouble as artist’s body rejects implant

NYU assistant professor and would-be artist Wafaa Bilal has encountered a new problem with the embedded camera attached to the back of his head: not only are there arguments about whether it counts as art, his body is rejecting the implanted mount. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, one of the three titanium posts has had to be removed, after failing to respond to medication.

Bilal is currently carrying the camera by strapping it to the back of his neck, where it continues to beam out pictures to both a website and to a physical exhibition in Qatar. However, he claims to be "determined to continue with it" and - when the surgery wound has healed - will be looking to mount a lighter camera and continue the year-long project.

[via PopSci]


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