BabyMaybe

When you create somebody, you impose all the risks of life on them!

BabyMaybe is an interactive exhibit that incorporates audio, photography, video and installation art that explores the personal, and often untold, stories of women trapped in a world where they are biologically and culturally programmed to have kids.

The artist Labkhand Olfatmanesh, captures the raw emotion behind these children’s struggle and finds a way to point the viewer towards love and self-realization.

Due date July 30th

Curated By Labkhand Olfatmanesh

PØST @ MiM

Participating Artists:

Labkhand Olfatmanesh

Scott Schauerart

Music:

Matt Piper

Maggie Parkins

Curt Remington

Due date July 30th

Post@MIM

4654 West Washington Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90016

new@postlosangeles.org

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Playtime

Video by Labkhand Olfatmanesh

Performer: Maryam Hashemi

Location: london, UK

2018

BabyMaybe

Growing up for me was filled with challenges. I didn’t feel I belonged to my family or society. As a result of that, the traditional thoughts of family broke apart in me, and I simply did not want to live for others. As an immigrant from a war torn country, having children was a luxury that completely contradicted civilization’s inability to care for those that were already here.  So I came up with this project I call BabyMaybe. It’s a journey I am on to discover more about myself and society with a little sense of humor about how I feel about babies and motherhood. 

After all, we are biologically and culturally programmed to have kids so here’s my argument:

When you create somebody, you impose all the risks of life on them!

The conversations will remain anonymous and I will communicate the emotion and texture of these encounters with still photography ,video  and installation.

My goal is to capture the raw emotion behind these children’s struggle and

find a way to point anyone who sees my photographs towards love and self realization.

This is on going project and I am going to continue and carry my little baby dolls everywhere with me and get people’s reactions and myself in action

I would like to dress a young lady in plastic with a big transparent belly made out of plastic with several babies or even just one and spend a day with her in the city  and capture different example setups of mom who is dealing with lots of unhealthy environmental issues while unaware of how little choice there is to these kinds of exposure.

Photo by Reza Rostampisheh

Photo by Reza Rostampisheh