Brooklyn-based performance artist, Marni Kotak, gave birth Tuesday at a New York Art Gallery to a 9 lb. 2 oz. baby boy. No, she wasn’t visiting the gallery. She was one of their displays. In fact, she put a great deal of time into planning every moment of the performance, from how she would talk to her audience, to how she would shower during labor and breastfeed afterward for them once her infant arrived. She even had ten-foot trophies for herself and for her baby ready and waiting to celebrate their accomplishment.
Apparently, this is Marni’s big follow up to her “art performance” of losing her virginity in a blue Plymouth. (Not making that up.)
I know all of you parents out there are already ROFL at the notion of performance childbirth. Click on this article from the Huffington Post to read the whole “before” fantasy. Marni Kotak, NYC Artist, Plans Birth as Performance Art at the Microscope Gallery
Marni Kotak had her boy at the gallery on Tuesday, October 25. Funny. The “after” fantasy is a pretty short read. Artist Gives Birth in Art Gallery
Marni now plans to post weekly videos of her child as he grows. I’m just glad Kate Gosselin and Octomom didn’t think of this one.
Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order
Attention all you zombie fighters! The Walking Dead star Neil Brown, Jr. has a fun and insightful video with Ellie Ann. Interview with the One, the Only, Neil Brown, Jr. FYI, I really like Neil. He’s a very nice man. You can follow him on twitter at @1Neilbrownjr.
Actor Neil Brown, Jr.
Terrific perspective from best selling author Kristen Lamb. Testing Your Idea – Is it Strong Enough to Make an Interesting Novel?
Great advice on writing a log line from Donna Newton. What is a Log Line – Screenwriting Style
Catie’s Social Media Dos and Don’ts. Some wonderful social etiquette tips from Catie Rhodes.
My favorite Southern boy, Kerry Meacham, asks if our job as authors is to capture the current moment, or a specific moment. Are Writers More Like Painters or Photographers?
K.B. Owens gets us ready for Halloween with her collection of Halloween information. Start Your Halloween with a Pumpkin Mashup
Joss Whedon is making a movie with Nathan Fillion! Sean Maher will be in it, as well. Much Ado About Nothing
Angela Orlowski-Peart explores the fashion benefits of the plain white shirt. White Shirt – An Iconic Look or an Everyday Staple?
The Copper Treasure Scroll - Another interesting history mystery from Gene Lempp.
Ferret About Town, Samuel Clemons, has an Uncle Freddie that often scoops me on the most unusual news stories. Uncle Freddie Has a Nose for News
“Unwanted” is a common name for girls in India. 285 of those girls wanted themselves enough to change their names last week. 285 Indian Girls No Longer “Unwanted” . . . You go, girls! I’m rooting for you.
Today I’m sharing one of the funnest dancing videos I’ve seen in a long time. This is Natalia Fadda, and she is quite the entertainer.
Is a child’s actual life a form of public art? Or is this child exploitation?
All the best to all of you for having life go as planned.
Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse