YouTube birth video screening and panel discussion | Saturday 21 September 2013, 5-7pm
YouTube birth video screening and panel discussion
Saturday 21 September 2013, 5-7pm
Social media websites have heralded an unprecedented wealth of homemade visual birth imagery. Accompanied by extensive personal correspondence between women, keen to share their knowledge and experience of birth, this online footage makes public what is often regarded as a private event: how does this alter our understanding of birth and our bodies and birth aesthetics? Join Helen Knowles, artist and curator, who will present the background to YouTube Portraits and screen some of the footage which she has appropriated for the the series; Lisa Baraitser, Feminist writer, psychotherapist and Reader in Psychosocial Studies; Sarah Schmid, YouTube birth film maker, who will explain why she decided to make her film of her unassisted birth ‘Alleingebort’ and post it on YouTube and Hermione Wiltshire, artist and lecturer at the Royal College of Art, who is currently carrying out research on ‘The Birth of the Image’.
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