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Performance artist to have baby in gallery and raise it as performance art

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easilydistracted Thu 20-Oct-11 20:11:52



interview here

I haven't seen this story on Mumsnet yet and thought it might be of interest. I feel sorry for this baby!!

hiddenhome Thu 20-Oct-11 22:55:02

ha, ha, she is so going to regret this during transition when the poo pops out!

bluehorizon Thu 20-Oct-11 23:06:00

This reminds me of 'modern parents' in Viz when they tried to show the kids the videos of their births - and then their conception <snigger>

easilydistracted Fri 21-Oct-11 09:40:43

hehe, so true hiddenhome!!

I'm thinking she'll start to regret very early on -- if contractions are slow to progress etc

LowLevelStabbing Fri 21-Oct-11 09:43:57

marni kotak, for example, is a twat. hmm

what a self-absorbed tosser.

HecateGoddessOfTheNight Fri 21-Oct-11 09:47:09

and what about that baby's right to a life and not born to be a prop in some massive ego trip?

What if the child doesn't WANT to be chronicled through childhood, off to college and into independent life?

You just can't use another human being in this way. It's wrong. Your baby isn't your bloody property ffs.

AMumInScotland Fri 21-Oct-11 10:11:57

I'd seen an article mentioned on here before about the giving birth part - which I think is daft but up to her IYSWIM.

But raising a child - to college etc - as "art" is a bloody cheek. It's not just her life so not just her choice. Children aren't just extensions of their mother, and have a right to make their own choices about things as they get old enough to understand and have an opinion. And you ought to treat them that way even before they are old enough to understand and have opinions, on the basis that its still their life not yours.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 21-Oct-11 10:50:04

I'm reserving judgement for those paying good money to watch this one-woman Truman Show... hmm Does she have a concurrent exhibition on Drying Paint?

easilydistracted Fri 21-Oct-11 13:48:31

Re: raising the child 'as performance art', I think this says it all:

"in which she re-contextualizes the everyday act of raising a child into a work of performance art, reaching out to collectors, private investors and foundations for their support."

A bit like couples who get companies to subsidise their weddings (in the USA, do they do that here?) she is going to try to get financial support for raising her baby by framing it as art -- unbelievable! I wonder what the 'objects' will be that will be up for auction in the future (dirty nappies, used toys, the child's drawings as artworks themselves)

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