An extra ear never hurts
An Australian of Cypriot origins wanted to amaze the world with his ear implanted in the least conventional place imaginable
Stelarc, this is his stage name, waited ten years before obtaining the desired result, despite the controversies that involved him
In addition to the ear, he used a bluetooth microphone to allow all other people to hear the sounds heard
It takes an ear, as Enzo Jannacci exactly sang 40 years ago: an artist of Australian nationality and who also has Cypriot origins, he was not satisfied with two ear pavilions like any person and he loudly asked for a third ear to be implanted on his arm . Is he missing some wheels or has he decided to provoke the whole world?
The operation took place in the laboratory, just as Stelios Arcadious wanted, this is the name of the protagonist of the absurd story we are about to tell you. It was not a quick or simple practice. After ten years of research and above all contacts with the most varied experts in each sector, Arcadious got his third and longed for ear.
The words of the artist
The operation was completed at the university for which he works, Nottingham Trent, to be precise the division that deals with digital research. His only words to comment on the skin implant were the following: "Art should go beyond a simple illustration of ideas". The appearance of the new pavilion can be misleading. The end result had the appearance of a sort of leather relief, but then there were appropriate adjustments.
The operation in the laboratory dates back to 2007 and the man, also known with the nickname Stelarc, also had a microphone implanted with a bluetooth, a fundamental tool to make other people understand what he could hear this ear. At the moment there are no other human beings who have pushed forward as he did, certainly it cannot be said that he has hearing problems.