Marni Kotak and Baby Ajax [NYC]
Saturday from 3-7pm
Baby Ajax invite you and your children for a play date!
Saturday from 3-7pm
Marni Kotak and Baby Ajax invite you and your children for a play date - with pool, toys and fun!
MARNI KOTAK & BABY AJAX Raising Baby X: Playtime!
Mrs. Marni Kotak and her son, Ajax, will create a lovely play space in the performance venue, equipped with a ball pool, play tube, children’s books, wooden toys, musical instruments and more!
The performance will be documented from Ajax’s point of view, and presented via live-feed projection in the space, as part of the mother and son's ongoing collaboration called Raising Baby X: Little Brother. In this project, commencing around Ajax’s fourth month, Kotak outfits Ajax with a tiny wearable video camera capturing the intricacies of his early infancy and toddlerhood from his own perspective, allowing him to record the actions of everyone around him, including how they interact with and treat him. Now in his 18th month, Ajax's camera has captured everything from bedtime stories, to his first time in the ocean, his first birthday party, his first trip to the zoo, and more, all through his own eyes.Marni Kotak:
Marni Kotak is a performance artist who makes multimedia works in which she presents an everyday life being lived.
In October 2011, she gave birth to her son as a live performance in her durational exhibition, The Birth of Baby X, at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Kotak’s other Found Performances, or works based on daily activities, experiences, or accomplishments, include Calorie Countdown (Cutlog Art Fair, upcoming May 2013), Raising Baby X: Little Brother (ongoing, Microscope Gallery), Postpartum Depression (2012, Fountain Art Fair), and staged re-enactments of her own birth, attending her grandfather’s funeral and losing her virginity in a blue Plymouth. Her work has been featured in national and international media such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Good Morning America, TIME, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Village Voice, Hyperallergic, Times of London, and she was named one of Artinfo’s “Women Who Shook Up The Art World in 2011.” She is the winner of a 2012-2013 Franklin Furnace Fund award and a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. She received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Brooklyn College and is represented by Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York City.Marni Kotak:
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Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, whether emerging, mid career or established. Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. We believe this is how performance art is meant to be experienced.
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