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PROFESOR SE IMPLANTARA’ CAMARA EN LA CABEZA PARA CREAR OBRA DE ARTE. (en ESPAÑOL,in ENGLISH,in ITALIANO)

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Profesor se implantará cámara en la cabeza para crear obra de arte.

Con el dispositivo y durante todo un año enviará minuto a minuto imágenes en tiempo real.
http://m.eltiempo.com/gente/profesor-se-implantara-camara-en-la-
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El artista y profesor de fotografía de la Universidad de Nueva York Wafaa Bilal se implantará una cámara en la parte posterior de la cabeza para crear su última obra de arte, ‘The 3rd I’ (‘El tercer ojo’), que se expondrá en el Museo Árabe de Arte Moderno de Qatar a partir del próximo 15 de diciembre.

El profesor se someterá a una cirugía para que se le instale el dispositivo y durante todo un año enviará minuto a minuto imágenes en tiempo real al museo qatarí, donde unos monitores mostrarán a los visitantes lo que ven los peculiares ojos traseros de Bilal, informó en su edición digital el diario ‘The Wall Street Journal’.

El artista de origen iraquí será operado en las próximas semanas para que se le implante un diminuto dispositivo que tendrá la apariencia de un ‘piercing’, según fuentes cercanas a Bilal citadas por el diario neoyorquino.

‘The 3rd I’ busca hacer “un comentario sobre la inaccesibilidad del tiempo y la incapacidad de capturar la memoria y la experiencia”, según documentos del Museo Árabe de Arte Moderno de Qatar de los que se hace eco The Wall Street Journal.

La obra de arte ha originado un debate en el campus de la Universidad de Nueva York (NYU), donde Bilal es profesor de fotografía e imagen, después de que algunos estudiantes mostrasen su preocupación por lo que supondría la falta de privacidad en las aulas, afirma el rotativo.

“Obviamente no queremos que los estudiantes estén bajo la carga de una vigilancia constante. Ese no es un buen ambiente para dar clase”, dijo al diario neoyorquino el presidente asociado del departamento de fotografía e imagen de NYU, Fred Ritchin.

Según Ritchin, el artista ha informado a todos sus estudiantes de sus intenciones y ha propuesto a la administración de la universidad neoyorquina cubrir la cámara mientras se encuentre en los edificios de NYU.

‘The 3rd I’ no es el único trabajo en el que el artista somete su cuerpo a transformación para llevar a cabo una de sus obras. En uno de sus últimos trabajos artísticos, titulado ‘…and counting’ (‘…y seguimos contando’), Bilal se tatuó en la espalda un mapa de su país de origen cubierto por puntos rojos que simbolizaban los fallecidos iraquíes y estadounidenses de la guerra de Irak.

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 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703670004575617083483970398.html

  

Students long have complained about teachers with eyes on the backs of their heads.

A New York University photography professor is going one further by implanting a camera in the back of his head.

The project is being commissioned by a new museum in Qatar. But the work, which would broadcast a live stream of images from the camera to museum visitors, is sparking a debate on campus over the competing values of creative expression and student privacy.

Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi assistant professor in the photography and imaging department of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, intends to undergo surgery in coming weeks to install the camera, according to several people familiar with the project.

For one year, Mr. Bilal’s camera will take still pictures at one-minute intervals, then feed the photos to monitors at the museum. The thumbnail-sized camera will be affixed to his head through a piercing-like attachment, his NYU colleagues say. Mr. Bilal declined to comment for this story.

The artwork, titled “The 3rd I,” is intended as “a comment on the inaccessibility of time, and the inability to capture memory and experience,” according to press materials from the museum, known as Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Bilal’s work would be among the inaugural exhibits of Mathaf, scheduled to open next month.

Because Mr. Bilal is an active professor, teaching three courses this semester and scheduled to teach this spring, his special camera could capture not just his personal activity, but also his interactions with students.

That possibility, of exposing private encounters without participants’ consent, has raised concerns among NYU administrators and faculty.

“Obviously you don’t want students to be under the burden of constant surveillance; it’s not a good teaching environment,” said Fred Ritchin, associate chairman of the department.

After Mr. Bilal received the commission, he informed the department chairwoman, Deborah Willis, of his project in January. “I said, what if students are upset?” Ms. Willis recalled. “What if you’re documenting what they don’t want you to see?”

Ms. Willis and Mr. Bilal brought the issue to the attention of the deans, Ms. Willis said, and Mr. Bilal presented the concept for his project at a faculty meeting several months ago, according to a university spokesman, John Beckman.

“It’s fair to say that a good deal of discussion ensued,” Mr. Beckman said. The school is still determining what rules it will set for Mr. Bilal and his camera on campus.

During the course of the discussions, Mr. Bilal has informed all of his students of his plans and has agreed to cover the camera with a black lens cap while on university property, according to Mr. Ritchin. Another proposal would require him to turn off the camera while in NYU buildings, Mr. Beckman said.

Mr. Bilal’s personal activity is a separate matter, of course. “I guess anybody accepting a dinner invitation will have to realize that certain things will be going on,” Mr. Ritchin said.

While Mr. Bilal’s project represents a novel challenge for NYU, it is hardly the first time his work has caused a stir.

For a 2008 project, “Virtual Jihadi,” Mr. Bilal hacked a video game to insert an avatar of himself as a suicide-bomber hunting President George W. Bush. The work incited a wave of protests, both for and against it, and eventually the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in Mr. Bilal’s defense after the exhibition was shut down.

In his 2007 work, “Domestic Tension,” Mr. Bilal confined himself to a gallery in Chicago for a month, inviting the public to visit a website where they could “shoot” the artist by remotely firing a paintball gun at him.

And in June, Mr. Bilal tattooed on to his back a map of Iraqi cities for a work called “…and Counting.” The names of the cities were spelled out in Arabic script, with dots added to mark the location of American and Iraqi casualties.

The new museum where Mr. Bilal’s camera-based work is to be shown is overseen by the Qatar Musuems Authority, whose other projects include the National Museum of Qatar and the Museum of Islamic Art, which opened in 2008.

A curator of the exhibition that includes Mr. Bilal’s work says the artist defies categorization. “He’s not really a photographer, he’s not really a video artist, he’s not really a performance artist,” curator Till Fellrath said.

“Whatever artwork he creates, he doesn’t want people to just look at it, he wants them to participate in it.”

Write to Erica Orden at erica.orden@wsj.com

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Prof con microcamera in testa per riprendere gli studenti.

Infuria la polemica sul progetto “artistico” di Wafaa Bilal, assistente di fotografia e immagine alla Tisch School of the Arts. Le immagini verrebbero trasmesse in streaming a un museo del Qatar dal nostro inviato ANGELO AQUARO.

NEW YORK – Un professore dell’Università di New York si fa impiantare una microcamera sulla fronte per riprendere in diretta i suoi studenti. Sembra la trama di un film tra fantascienza e Grande Fratello in versione scolastica: invece è un’opera d’arte. Questo, almeno, giura il professore, che ha chiesto al preside il permesso di andare avanti nel suo esperimento. Un po’ meno convinti sono i suoi alunni, e anche tanti altri docenti. Dove comincia l’arte e dove finisce la privacy? E’ possibile riprendere un alunno, nel senso televisivo e non pedagogico, anche senza il suo consenso?

===> http://www.repubblica.it/tecnologia/2010/11/17/news

Written by rudy2

November 17, 2010 at 19:41

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