WBEZ | Wafaa Bilal http://www.wbez.org/tags/wafaa-bilal Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en For his latest project, an experimental artist implants camera in the back of his head http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-10/his-latest-project-experimental-artist-implants-camera-back-his-head-834 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/_0002_2010_1205_WafaaCameraImplant_Doc_112.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The <a href="http://www.mathaf.org.qa/" target="_blank">Arab Museum of Modern Art</a> in Doha, which opened its doors late last year, showcases the talents of experimental artists from the Arab world and beyond. Former Chicagoan <a href="http://wafaabilal.com/index.html" target="_blank">Wafaa Bilal</a> is among the young artists whose work is on display. His multi-media piece is called &ldquo;<a href="http://www.3rdi.me/" target="_blank">3rdi</a>&rdquo; (Third Eye), and like his other work, it&rsquo;s a little over the top. To create &ldquo;3rdi,&rdquo; Wafaa implanted a camera in the back of his head which tracks his movements throughout the day and generates a new photograph every minute. Those photos display in real time on his website and at the Doha museum. Wafaa tells us what his latest project is all about.</p></p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:59:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-10/his-latest-project-experimental-artist-implants-camera-back-his-head-834