Thursday, October 27, 2011
Performance Art By Brooklyn Artist: Giving Birth Publicly To Her First Child In An Art Gallery
Brooklyn-based performance artist Marni Kotak, gave birth to her first child in front of a public audience at the Microscope Gallery in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York, which was converted into a birthing room on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. The birth was assisted by a midwife. Mother and child were reportedly in good condition, post partem.
Kotak is shown here advertising the upcoming performance at the gallery.
Seventeen spectators attended the free performance. No one fainted and there were no rain checks in case the fetus was uncooperative.
Kotak video recorded the birth to show to her son when he is older. Some psychologists think there is a chance her son may not want to see his mom in the nude during a blood bath that was his birth.