Stelarc, A Third Ear, A Third Arm
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Stelarc, the controversial performance artist from Australia, known for going to extremes in using his own body as a canvas, was in Jakarta. He has made a name for taking his experiments to the limit, blurring the line between technology and human being.
AN ear, a left ear to be precise, with its curves still imperfect bumps out from beneath the skin of Stelarc, the legendary performance artist from Australia. The ear does not grow out from the side of his head, rather from the inside of his left forearm, above the elbow crease. In our two meetings, Stelarc wore a long-sleeved top. But he unhesitatingly rolled up his t-shirt sleeve to show off his additional organ. “This ear is really...
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