This Brooklyn native is taking performance art to another level. Marni Kotak plans to give birth in front of a live audience for her exhibit, “The Birth of Baby X.” The peculiar exhibit will take place at the Microscope Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, according to the New York Post.
Kotak is due in 5 weeks , but tells those interested in her show that the baby can come at any time. She will spend every day in the gallery until the baby is born. “I hope that people will see that human life itself is the most profound work of art, and that therefore giving birth, the greatest expression of life, is the highest form of art,” she told the Post.
Those who follow Kodak’s work aren’t surprised at her latest exhibit. She is known for pushing the limits with her performance art. Some of her most notable performances include re-enacting her own birth, attending her grandather’s funeral and losing her virginity in a car (wow). It seems that she takes the expression “art imitating life” very serious.
When asked about giving birth in front of a live audience the Brooklyn artist tells the Post, “I wouldn’t say that I am scared to do this, because I have a good support team: my midwife, doula and wonderful husband,” she said. “Of course, I am a bit nervous about the whole process of giving birth and having a child, and like every mother, I am hoping that everything goes smoothly.”
This will definitely be a performance that anyone who attends won’t soon forget. I remember when videos of women giving birth were used as a way to scare young girls so that they wouldn’t have sex. My how times have changed.
Do you think this exhibit will be a hit?