The most watched for and expected child of 2011, Baby X, was born today in our beloved town of Bushwick. (We wrote about the performance piece here.) Performance artist Marni Kotak gave birth today at 10.17am in Microscope Gallery to a beautiful and healthy baby boy. The baby weights 9 lbs 2 ounces and is 21 inches tall.
Marni experienced this unforgettable moment surrounded by a small group of family members, friends, and a handful of randomly chosen participants. I was one of the lucky ones attending, and the atmosphere in the gallery was magical. I believe that all of the participants were deeply moved by this emotional, raw and true ‘piece of art’. I feel like the entire audience accomplished this together with Marni, using the commonly created positive energy. Everyone was also very helpful.
Great news is that Microscope announced that they are taking part in the popular gallery walk in Bushwick, Beat Nite this Friday, and will stay open until 10pm. In addition to the current exhibition, the remnants from the birth along with a video of birth will be added. The exhibition will continue until November 7.
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