- Camera removed from artist’s head
- February 15, 2011 | 0 Responses
A photography professor may have had trouble when taking out camera insurance due to the device being attached to his skull.
Wafaa Bilal, who works at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, had a small camera implanted into the back of his head as part of an art project.
The piece was meant to remain in place for one year but has had to be removed due to risk of infection.
Mr Bilal underwent minor surgery to have the camera disconnected after his body began rejecting it.
The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar commissioned the project and live images captured by the device were beamed to a website.
Once his wound has healed, Mr Bilal is hoping to have the camera reattached but in the meantime it will be worn round his neck.
The Mathaf hosts collections by Arab artists and was founded by HE Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani.