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)

Museum Documentation

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