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Stelarc hears from his arm October 11, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Health & Fitness.
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A performer who has had an ear grafted onto his forearm in the name of art has sparked controversy.

Cyprus-born Stelios Arcadiou, known as Stelarc, says his extra ear, made of human cartilage, is an augmentation of the body’s form. Greek-Cypriot Australian philosopher/performer Stelios Arcadiou who is on tour in the UK has shown his latest creation, an ear implanted into his arm. He presented his work to a UK audience at Newcastle’s Centre for Life.

The 61 year born in Cyprus claims the ear was grown in a laboratory from cells, saying it took 10 years to find a surgeon willing to graft the ear on this left forearm. Stelarc is hoping that once ear has developed he hopes to get a microphone implanted.

“It is more of a relief at present than an ear but it is still recoginisable as an ear,” speaking with the Daily Telegraph today. 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.

Related Links > http://www.stelarc.va.com.au

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