Post Baby Belly (2015) from Nina Ross on Vimeo.

 

Post Baby Belly, 2015, HD video, 24 seconds, looped (no sound).

This work is a response to my experiences telling people that I have a newborn baby. As soon as I mentioned it, they would take a (often not so subtle) look at my post baby belly. This happened so frequently it became obvious that they were commenting on my body through their body language.

The low-fi aesthetic is indicative of my restricted working conditions as a new mum of a 4 month old baby. I gave up my studio before I had my baby and started working from home because I was physically restricted. Once the baby arrived, I was limited to work from home because I was caring for my child.