Giving Birth Is Certainly An Art Form, And One Expectant Mom Plans To Make It Official. Marni Kotak Will Give Birth To Her Baby In Brooklyn's Microscope Gallery And Is Calling The "Exhibit" The Birth Of Baby "X."
Giving birth is certainly an art form, and one expectant mom plans to make it official. Marni Kotak will give birth to her baby in Brooklyn's Microscope Gallery and is calling the "exhibit" The Birth of Baby "X."
Giving birth is certainly an art form, and one expectant mom plans to make it official. Marni Kotak will give birth to her baby in Brooklyn's Microscope Gallery and is calling the "exhibit" The Birth of Baby "X." The birth will occur in front of an audience at the New York art gallery. Kotak has made all of the necessary preparations, turning the gallery into a delivery room - right down to the inflatable birthing ball. The exhibit is available for viewing now as Kotak prepares for the birth, but the real show will take place when she actually has her baby. On Kotak's website, she writes:
As an artist, I am most concerned with the question of how one can have and convey a real experience. I believe that our most intriguing performances occur when we are not aware that we are performing. It is only in these moments that we are capable of transcending the issues of spectacle that have come to dominate performance art and much of contemporary culture. In my work, I aim to convey my real experience of life, while simultaneously engaging in authentic shared moments with my viewers who have likely gone through similar or related events. From intense childhood trauma to giving birth, to the death of a loved one or losing my virginity, even mundane daily rituals such as family dinners, going for a walk in the park, or taking a shower: that's where the real performances are found.Regarding the exhibit specifically, her website simply says, "In my upcoming exhibition and performance, The Birth of Baby X, I will present the birth of my first child as a work of art." Of course, nobody knows exactly when the official exhibit will occur, as birth is unpredictable like that. We'll follow her story and update it. It's certainly an interesting concept.