Marni Kotak - "Artist"

Have you heard of this chick yet?  WTF?  Seriously.  She is an artist in Brooklyn who is going to give birth to her first child live in an art gallery.  After reading her bio, I've decided this will be nothing new for her.  Apparently, she specializes in her own real life re-enactments.  She's performed her own birth (ew), attending her grandfather's funeral (who cares?) and losing her virginity (ick).  WTF?  Why can't she just get a job as a telemarketer?  Who does this shit?  Better yet, who supports this shit?

I'm about to pop. Come watch it LIVE.

It's being billed as her "most profound and physically challenging performance" yet.  Ya think?  You mean giving birth will be physically harder than pretending to attend grandpa's funeral?

I would never wish a birth complication on anyone, but it really would serve her right if for some reason her doctor/midwife/doula/stargazer (whoever is taking charge of her medical care) determines her baby needs a Cesarean section and it can't be done at the gallery.

OK, so I've never been a real fan of art so it's not a stretch for me to hate this woman.

Don't get me wrong, I like a pretty picture on my wall, I enjoy a good movie and a great book, but I despise "performance art".

Just because you can take a crap in public, I won't let you call it art.  Ooh look, I'm typing on my computer.  I'm re-enacting yesterday's blog post!  I'm an artist!

I mean, seriously, what is wrong with this lady and the people who are signed up to come and witness the birth?  We have become way too voyeuristic and we share way too much.

This isn't art, this is narcissism.  This is "Look at me, look at me!" wrapped up as art.  Marni isn't built like my favorite attention whore, Courtney (did you see the pics of her and Doug at the pumpkin patch this weekend before they were kicked out???), so she has to resort to using what she's got - a uterus and very little modesty when it comes to complete strangers seeing her shit herself while she's pushing.  Oh, it will happen, people.

She's also going to raise Baby X (I assume once the baby is born it will be given a ridiculous name like Santana or Oberon) as an art installation.  It will document her child's upbringing from birth through college.  Yeah, that's called Facebook, dumbass.  Oberon slept through the night last night.  A miracle!  I can't believe Santana is already 2 years old.  It's amazing how time flies.  Seems like just yesterday I gave birth to her in art gallery.  I'm so grateful to the homeless man who wandered by and gave her a blessing.  It has been life-changing!  If that's art, then we've all got child-rearing installations going on, lady.  You don't get to raise a kid and call it art.

She also hates Facebook because she thinks people today are desperately seeking meaning in their lives and Facebook is enabling that by letting them post the most mundane things.  Uhhh....you want me to get off my ass and walk down to an art gallery to see you re-enact your grandfather's funeral.  At least on Facebook I just have to read about it.

The more I think about it, I think I've changed my mind.  I want to be a performance artist.  I want to set up my entire bedroom and bathroom in the middle of an art gallery.  I want soundproof glass walls that no one can see through - only I can see out.  I have food that I order delivered to me, books, cable, Internet and a phone that only makes outgoing phone calls.  I get to stay there for a week in complete silence and solitude.  It will be the most profound (and relaxing) time of my life.  I can re-enact nights that I slept 8 hours before I had children.  I can  re-enact reading books that I enjoyed many years ago.  I can blog about my experiences in my box and make fun of the people I see through the glass.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I googled her to see if she looked as dumb as she sounds (yup!) but did you see she named the poor kid Ajax? Like the bathroom cleaner...WTF is wrong with this chick? She needs a throat and stomach punch, promptly.

Clint & Karen said...

Do we know it's a boy or is she like the couple who won't announce the gender of her child (aka Ajax). I'm just thinking either narcissism or mental illness or both.

Anonymous said...

Ajax was the name of a Greek hero before it was the name of a cleaner.

avisnubia said...

I AM an artist, I dance and teach dance which is hard work. Most of us genuine artists are introverts and don't crave attention, especially for the PRIVATE moments like giving birth or going to the bathroom. When did circus acts become art? Did I miss an email? I blame reality shows.

HeliconiaPink said...

Wow. I couldn't help it. It's like bad milk - I just have to keep "smelling it"... I went to Marni's website. Wow. If that is art, well, apparently I am an artist. WTF? Attention whore!!!

Erin said...

I had to google Marni. WOW. I would HAVE to punch her in the throat if I saw her. <3 your blog!

Janel said...

Okay, so I lost my shit when I got to "Santana".

Faith Wolfe said...

She named him Ajax?
Bummer she missed her actual chance to raise a kid and call it Art.

One Shameless Mama said...

Oh my gosh. Um, whatever you do, DO NOT go to her site and find her performance about Hot Water Bags!!!!!!!!!! Ew, ew, eeeeewwww

One Blunt Mom said...

Wait...isn't this already a show on some cable network? "A Baby Story"? This chick acts like she's doing something new. And I have to agree with you.....I would never, ever wish any birth complications on anyone, but this narcissism is so over the top that I find myself hoping something happens and all of the morons watching will understand how stupid this is (providing both mom and baby are ok).

That's it, I'm goin' to hell. Oh well, might as well enjoy the ride.

www.onebluntmom.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Sadly, the children in Ajax's grammar school probably won't know that.

Kyla @ Mommys Weird said...

LOL. Let's buy tickets!

tralyn76 said...

Omg. This wacko is from my hometown. She was mental then. Wow.

Kimberly said...

Oh. My. God. FUNNY!

BadParentingMoments said...

I remember when I gave birth in front of a bunch of people in a room with bright lights. It was the hospital and they were doctors and nurses.

Piece of Cake Event Planning said...

Is this guy performing the delivery?
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Amanda said...

I had a random bystander watch as I pushed out my daughter. Someone else's husband walked into the wrong room, holding a cup of ice. (The least he could have done was hand over the ice. He didn't, the bastard.) I didn't know I could have charged him admission! At least I know deep down that I showed him a beautiful piece of art. I like to call it Birth Room Pornography. What else are you going to call your "art" while you're spread eagle like that? :P

CaliHoosierGirl said...

Well see now I HAVE to go and do just that...thanks a lot. :)

DW said...

Hilarious! I love the comment about not needing to track her child's life as an art project because that's Facebook's job! Ha!

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