Ear on Arm

Stelarc (AU)
Golden Nica Hybrid Art

The “Ear on Arm” project is the artist’s take on trends in the development of devices attached to the body or embedded in it. Stelarc is an Australian artist who has had an ear-shaped configuration of tissue and cartilage implanted onto his forearm as a potential means of communication. The additional ear is equipped with a microphone and a built-in transmitter and thereby represents the double function of the skin as reception & transmission mechanism. According to the artist, this additional ear is “a prosthesis [that] is not seen as a sign of lack but rather as a symptom of excess.”


Ear on Arm / Stelarc

Ear on Arm / Stelarc

credit: Nina Sellars

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