Eleven women are invited to audition to read a text composited from anonymous mothering.com forum posts. In turns, they narrate an intimate experience of traumatic c-section birth. The collective reading raises shifting questions about idealized birth, maternal language, reality, performance, public feminism, and private confession. Maternity Test is a screen test, an audition, and an exercise in empathy and embodiment.
14 minute looping video created for New Maternalisms, Chile at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago (2014)
Screenings: Women Media Arts and Film Festival, Sydney, Australia (awarded Best Short Film) / Athens International Film and Video Festival /Big Muddy Film Festival / Echo Park Film Center / ATA San Francisco / Northwest Film Forum