Oct 14, 2007

A third Ear as an expression of Art!

A new ear on my hand! Cyprus-born Stelios Arcadiou, known as Stelarc, has a third ear being grafted on his forearm. He describes his extra ear as an "augmentation of the body's form". The ear does not function, but he hopes to have a microphone implanted to allow others to listen to what his extra ear picks up.

But some surgeons have questioned whether such an operation should have been carried out without medical grounds. They thinks that, it could cause some people distress.

Reality TV star and model Sasha Gardner was born with one ear missing and recently took the first steps to have plastic surgery to rebuild the ear. She found the artist's work offensive.

She said: "He views this as art but I personally find it offensive. This is not something people should be using as an expression of art." Link


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