Fox News: ‘NYU Professor Removes Camera Surgically Implanted in Head’


From The Associated Press: "With the back of his head reflected in a mirror, artist Wafaa Bilal poses for a photograph Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in New York. Bilal had a mount for a camera surgically implanted into the back of his head for his art project 'The 3rd I.'"

This guy took his art a little too seriously. has reported that a New York University professor, Wafaa Bilal, had a camera surgically implanted in the back of his head.

According to the report, this was done for an art project commissioned by a new museum in Qatar.

Bilal, who is a photography professor, was “expected to broadcast live images of from the camera to the new Arab museum of modern art as part of the project.”

Well, his body rejected part of the camera, so it had to be removed.

But reported that Bilal is expected to put the camera back in after the portion of the device that was rejected by his body is removed.

What an idiot. Art is great, but at what cost? This had to have been painful.

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