Giant Otter Giving Birth

Ingela Ihrman (SE)

Performance with otter costume (textile, leather, biking helmet, glass marbles, ping-pong balls, nylon thread, almonds, gelatine, plaster, water, corn starch, beet root)
Giant Otter Giving Birth features what the title suggests – a person wearing a furry otter costume with long whiskers, big teeth and pink gums gives birth to three pups in front of the audience. Afterwards the mother otter rests with the newborn litter on her chest, still wet and slimy from the birth.

Ingela Ihrmans´s work is sparked by the strong emotions of everyday life and a desire to understand, question or express certain aspects of being alive, social and human. It is particularly the pleasures and pain that come with co-existence, autonomy, loneliness and longing for belonging that intrigues her.

In collaboration with the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

Ingela Ihrman’s work is sparked by the strong emotions of everyday life and a desire to understand, question or express certain aspects of being alive, social and human. Her practice includes sculpture, installation, performance, video and writing as well as collaborations within the fields of science, theater and dance. She has an MFA in Art in the Public Realm and her works are exhibited at Yokohamatriennalen 2020, the Nordic Pavilion in Venice 2019, as well as Art Lab Gnesta, Moderna Museet and Tensta konsthall