I'm all for a natural birth and home births are awesome, but I'm not sure if this is a little too far. Maybe I'm just not not artistic enough to understand it. Anyway, for those of you who are interested . . .
I couldn't do it, but power to her if that's what floats her boat. It says there were 15 - 20 people there, so it's not like she was giving birth in a stadium. I've seen homebirth pictures/videos where there were several family and friends in the room. Some women are "social birthers." Me? I just wanted people to be quiet and leave me alone.
Hells to the no! Even though we're planning a homebirth, it'll strictly be myself, DH and our midwives. The idea of an audience in any situation (home, hospital, art gallery) sounds awful to me personally.
I'm curious to know who the heck would watch it? I've seen plenty of childbirth videos on youtube etc but I would never feel comfortable watching someone go through this in an art gallery. I imagine it would be all kinds of awkward.
I guess I wonder if it might impact the audience's perceptions of normal/not medicalized birth. If so, that could be a pretty positive outcome. I couldn't share that private of an event, but many people post their births on youtube for others to see (there was even that live streaming birth recently). The sharing isn't in person, but it is sharing nonetheless. I don't see anything bad about it, really.
Art can be transformative.