Marni Kotak
The Birth of Baby X



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The Birth of Baby X, 2011


Installation Components:

Birthing Pool
Baby blue shag Carpet
FullBed with Photo blankets, photo pillows and photo doll
Rocking Chair with photo pillow
Wall display case, holding: pregnancy test, my silver baby spoon, syringe from Rogam shot
Freezer holding placenta
Glass box holding Texas soil
2 10ft. trophies – one for Marni for giving birth, the other for Baby X being born
Photo rug
Photo wallpaper border, wrapping around perimeter of gallery
Faux finish ocean blue paint on walls below border
Video projection for Marni and Jason at beach in Cape Cod, with ocean sounds
Trunk holding essentially items, extra towels
Yoga ball, blocks
Shower with photo shower curtain
Storing birth kit
Photo towels
Air mattress for midwife and doula to rest on, can be used as seating during general gallery hours
Microwave, hot plate, small frig full of food
Photo serving tray

Installation Views (detail):

Kitchen-Corner1
Kitchen Corner


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two 10ft. trophies – one for Marni for giving birth, the other for Baby X being born


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Glass box holding Texas soil


Bed Installation View
Bed with photo-pillows and cover



The Birth of Baby X
The Birth of Baby X, 2012
inkjet archival print
18 x 24 inches
ed. of 3 + 1 AP

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The Birth of Baby X, 2012
digital video, color, sound
4 minutes 30 seconds
ed. of 9 + 2 APs



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