Art Prof Lets World Peer Through His Surgically Embedded 3rd Eye

For the next year, Wafaa Bilal, an assistant art professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, will record his life through still images taken at one-minute intervals by a camera surgically attached to the back of his head. The photos will be sent to an art museum in Qatar which commissioned the work.



For the next year, Wafaa Bilal, an assistant art professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, will record his life through still images taken at one-minute intervals by a camera surgically attached to the back of his head. The photos will be sent to an art museum in Qatar which commissioned the work. Bilal is known for controversial art projects, and this latest one has stirred up the faculty and staff at NYU. His project could be seen as one type of “sousveillance” — the recording of an activity from the perspective of a participant.


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