Rolf and Stelarc at the Oslo Suspension Symposium

I met and interviewed Stelarc back in 2004 at the Transvision transhumanist convention here in Toronto, but while he was already planning it, he had not yet implanted the ear in his arm. He’s in Oslo right now, as part of the amazing 2012 Oslo Suspension Symposium (these events just keep getting more and more amazing), and Rolf Buchholz — and incredible artist in his own right — just posted a nice picture of the two of them together showing off their amazing transformation. Zoom in and get a nice big look.

In addition to collecting an incredible number of piercings, Rolf also takes an incredible number of just wonderful images from suspension events around the world — he is the best traveled suspension enthusiasts I can think of, perhaps by a wide margin, and it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that he holds a world record in suspension as well as piercing. In any case, here are two photos he took at the happening-right-now 2012 Oslo Suspension Symposium. Stunning artistry, as I had expected. The first photo can be zoomed in.

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3 thoughts on “Rolf and Stelarc at the Oslo Suspension Symposium

  1. photo 1 all I can see is the Ear (shaped?) implant, nice placement, composition…next to Rolf’s ear. 2nd photo, I see guy on left then girl next to him, with an upside down ear morphing from her bottom(butt/bum..whatever).blah….that photo is weak, bad composition…had photographer moved a tad right it’d be a better less funny photo. blah….objects(persons) moving. blah, a better quality(higher res) photo may reveal the boundaries, here I can not, regardless weak composition. Ok whatever. I suppose most prob won’t even notice that? idk, that ear then the next photo made it hard to focus elsewhere.K done. wait. 3rd photo is really nice, blah and so was first as I said, but now I’m seeing all ears. shut up . ok sorrrrry. k really done this time.

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