Performance Art Piece of the Day: For her latest project, “The Birth of Baby X,” Brooklyn-based performance artist Marni Kotak will give birth to an actual baby in front of local art patrons at Bushwick’s microscope gallery.
The birth will be followed by a long-term piece called “Raising Baby X,” which Kotak describes as “an ongoing performance art project that re-contextualizes the everyday act of raising a child as a work of art.”
For the project, Kotak will document every aspect of her child’s life, including, but not limited to, food, education, healthcare, discipline, “and simply loving the child.” Her experiences will be presented in the form of weekly podcast videos and, ultimately, “an anthology of memoirs.”
How long-term is “Raising Baby X”?:
The long-term project will ultimately encompass the overall span of the child’s life from birth through attending college and developing an independent life.
I sincerely hope the only performance art taking place here is the mock-description of a performance art piece only a truly twisted person would even contemplate.