In the textile work Unnamed, fragments of used baby clothes are sewn together as imagined scientific constructions of seven embryos created in the lab during my five failed cycles of in vitro fertilization. Erratic red stitches join protruding pieces of footed pajamas, cotton onesies, terrycloth bath towels, and printed caps. These Frankenstein-like creatures, secured to the wall with dissection pins, exteriorize the seeds that failed intrauterine implantation.

Unnamed [Fertility Fest]
HEIDI BARKUN Unnamed [Fertility Fest] Used baby clothes, thread, dissection pins
Unnamed
2015
Used baby clothes, thread, dissection pins

Fertility Fest @ ESHRE, Messe Wien, Vienna, June 24-26, 2019
HEIDI BARKUN Unnamed [Fertility Fest] Used baby clothes, thread, dissection pins
Unnamed
2015
Used baby clothes, thread, dissection pins

Fertility Fest @ ESHRE, Messe Wien, Vienna, June 24-26, 2019

HEIDI BARKUN Unnamed [Fertility Fest]


[Partial exhibition view] Fertility Fest @ ESHRE, Messe Wien, Vienna, June 24-26, 2019
HEIDI BARKUN Unnamed [Fertility Fest] Detail
Unnamed
2015
Detail

HEIDI BARKUN Unnamed [Fertility Fest] Detail
Unnamed
2015
Detail
HEIDI BARKUN Unnamed [Fertility Fest] Detail
Unnamed
2015
Detail

HEIDI BARKUN Unnamed [Fertility Fest] Detail
Unnamed
2015
Detail