Birth Project - In Process

“Bringing infants into the world is not simply a question of pushing and pulling and cutting and catching. It is a major threshold in human development, and how it is crossed has potentially lifelong consequences.” - Gabor Maté

We have been birthing babies since we exist on this Earth. The process of birth has not changed, but the emotional and spiritual conditions in which birth takes place have shifted extremely. During the last century, The Netherlands went through a fast process of medicalization of birth, and the change is continuing at a rapid speed. As birth is a major threshold in human development, I research what the influences are of the transition from traditional wisdom to modern technicalities; from home-births to artifical wombs.

Exhibited at The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague in January 2022. This exhibition was the first part of a long-term project on birth.