18 October 2007

A third ear for art is all?

An Australian performer has been criticised for having an ear grafted onto his forearm in the name of art.Cyprus-born Stelios Arcadiou, known as Stelarc, describes his extra ear as an "augmentation of the body's form".

A third ear in a convenient non-disturbing spot is all the man can do for art? Doesn't look like our hero made an all-out effort to sacrifice self to the arts.

The least he could do was to place this ear on his forehead. Attaching it to his backside would have been a further step to immortality and excellent for showmanship.

As it is, it is rather pitiful and calls for a slew of improvements. To start with - I could offer cutting a few new ones for him, free of charge, too...