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Thursday, October 11, 2007

I Can't Hear You; I'm Wearing Long Sleeves

Just when you start to think art has already hit rock bottom, it manages to sink to a new low. From the Daily Mail:
    Performance artists are known for pushing the bounderies, but one Australian has astonished his contemporaries by having a third ear implanted onto his arm.

    The Cypriot-born eccentric Stelios Arcadious spent 10 years searching for a surgeon willing to perform the controversial operation.

    He got his wish after working as a Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University's Digital Research Unit. The ear was grown in a lab from cells and implanted into the 61-year-olds left forearm in 2006.

    Mr Arcadious said he thought art "should be more than simply illustrating ideas." Once the ear has fully developed he hopes to get a microphone implanted as well.

    "It is more of a relief at present than an ear but it is still recognisable as an ear," he said.
A third ear? I hope he's stocking up on Q-Tips.


Chris Wilde said...

The only difference between performance art and a carnival freak show is the self-absorbtion of the person on stage.

Chris Wilde said...

Wait, there's one other difference: the freak show can charge admission.

Craver Vii said...

Eh? Say again? I didn't hear ya.

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