NYU Professor Wafaa Bilal Installs Camera On The Back of His Head

Wafaa Bilal, a photography professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, had a camera surgically embedded on the back of his head for an art project commissioned by the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.

“This will expose the unspoken conditions we face,” Bilal said Thursday. “A project like this is meant to establish a dialogue about surveillance.”

The project is called “The 3rd I,” and will make use of the posterior camera by taking a snap-shot photographs each minute of Bilal’s everyday activities for one year, he said.

The images will then be transmitted to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, he said, featuring an exhibit entitled “Told/Untold/Retold” in time for the museum’s December 30 opening.

Check out the photos taken from his project so far on The 3rd I website.