Marilee Talkington

     Actor    Writer    Director   Installation Artist   Experience Designer          
                               INNOVATOR


CURATED EVENING OF PERFORMANCES
Femininity and the Ability to Create

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June 8, 8:00-10:00 pm

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ONGOING IVF STATS & INFO

DAY ONE

Morning Injection 8:30 am

  • Weight:  145.4
  • Medication:  Follistim 300 (Falstaff)
  • Time to inject:  nearly 10 minutes


Evening Injection  8:30 pm

  • Medication:  Menopur 150 (Lady M)
  • Time to injection:  nearly 18 minutes


Doxycycline (Duncan) morn & eve

Baby Aspirin (Baby Ariel)  eve

Pre Natals (pre-natals:)  afternoon


DAY TWO

Morning Injection 9:25 am

  • Weight:  143.4
  • Medication:  Follistim 300  (Falstaff)
  • Time to inject:  5:00 minutes


  • Evening Injection 8:35 pm
  • Medication:  Menopur 150 (Lady M)
  • Time to inject: 10 minutes


Doxycycline (Duncan) morn & eve

Baby Aspirin (Baby Ariel)  eve

Pre Natals (pre-natals:)  afternoon


SIDE EFFECTS/MOOD:  Tired, but feeling good. Have bruises on my belly from injections.  Headache hit at night. 


DAY THREE

Morning Injection 

  • Weight:  145
  • Medication:  Follistim 300 (Falstaff)
  • Time to Inject:  4 minutes


Evening Injection (@ SF MOMA)

  • Medication:  Menopur 150 (Lady M)
  • Time to Inject:  12 minutes

Doxycycline (Duncan) morn & eve

Baby Aspirin (Baby Ariel)  eve

Pre Natals (pre-natals:)  forgot to take it


SIDE EFFECTS/MOOD:  Feeling pretty good. Tired.  Headaches.  But felt pretty solid


DAY FOUR

Morning Injection

  • Weight:  145.6
  • Medication:  Follistim 300 (Falstaff)
  • Time to inject:  3:30 min


Evening Injection

  • Medication:  Menopur 150 (Lady M)
  • Time to Inject:  5:03 min


SIDE EFFECTS/MOOD:  Very sick in the morning.  Dizzy, nausea, faint, hands shaking, flu-like symptons.  Hard time focusing and keeping train of thought.  Emotional like day before I start my period.  

Evening felt much better. Had a burst of energy at one point.  

LAST DAY OF SEX!!


DAY 5

Morning Injection

  • Weight 145.6
  • Medication:  Follistim (Falstaff)
  • Time to Inject: 1:32 min


Evening Injection

  • Medication:  Menopur (Lady M)
  • Time to Inject:  9:08


Doxycycline (Duncan) morn & eve

Baby Aspirin (Baby Ariel)  eve

Pre Natals (pre-natals:) afternoon


SIDE EFFECTS/MOOD:  Was super tired. Slept for 3 hours in the middle of the day.
Otherwise feeling pretty darn good.
Had Acupuncture today.
Told that 11 FOLLICLES were responding the medication.  (Saw 20 follicles last week, so a little disappointing)

DAY 6
Morning Injection
  • Weight:  144.2
  • Medication:  Follistim (Falstaff)
  • Time to inject: 6:28

***New Afternoon Injection
Medication: Ganerelix (Goneril)

MARILEE TALKINGTON becomes LIVING ART in

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

MAY 30th-JUNE 12th

In this radical, history making, real-time Performance Art work Marilee brings forward an empowering and brutally honest exploration into the issues of conceiving life.  By literally taking her IVF hormone injections to the streets and live-streaming each injection across the country on UStream, THE CREATIVE PROCESS breaks new ground in the realm of performance and social dialogue about IVF, and redefines the meaning of "Life as Art".


Read the Press Release

Art Installation
SOMArts  May 30-June 12


THE INSTALLATION

Marilee has designed a mixed media art Installation which will be on display at SOMArts in San Francisco May 30th - June 12th, 2013. Inspired by a 1920's broken down hospital room 

the large scale piece  reflects both the medical community's description of her reproductive organs, as well as the out-dated ways IVF is talked about.



FROM BARREN TO FERTILE

Over the course of the two weeks of IVF injections,  Marilee will externalize her internal physical changes by transforming the old and distressed hospital installation into a vibrant and lush garden.


Photos of the transformation will availalbe beginning May 30th.  


Please check the CALENDAR to see when Marilee will be at the installation.


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SPONSORED BY SOMARTS

“THE CREATIVE PROCESS" is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund. The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures.

To find out about SOMArts classes, events and
exhibitions, please visit
www.somarts.org




Live-Streaming of Injections


CREATING LIFE

IVF involves the woman self-administering hormone injections twice daily over a two week process.  As part of THE CREATIVE PROCESS, Marilee will be live-streaming her morning and evening injections over USTREAM. Some injections she will do privately in her own home, others she will do publicly in San Francisco.  


WHERE AM I STICKING MYSELF? 

Marilee will be injecting herself around the city.  Check the CALENDAR to find out where and when.



GOING THROUGH IVF TOO?

You are invited to come join Marilee! 

Marilee would LOVE to do her injections with you, as a sign of solidarity, a way of breaking  the isolation, as a way to take control of this process that is filled with so much uncertainty.  Let's do this together! CONTACT Marilee to let her know you are coming! 


CAN YOU WATCH?

YES PLEASE!  The link to the live-stream and videos of previous injections will go live on May 30th. Check back then.


CAN YOU JOIN?

YES PLEASE! 

Click HERE to see the calendar of where and when Marilee will be doing her public injections.  You can come as an observer or as a sister IVF injector!  


 


Performances

May 30  & June 8


MAY 30, OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE  

7:30 pm        Installation open for viewing

8:00 pm        Performance Begins

9:00 pm        Gala 

*Marilee's 1st public injection*

LOCATION:  SOMArts, 934 Brannan
                     San Francisco, CA 94103
                     www.somarts.org

TICKETS:  HERE
                  Pay What You Can

Marilee unveils her world premiere art installation, and makes history by performing a multimedia art piece that includes her first public IVF injection! An Opening Night Gala with bubbly and treats will follow.

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JUNE 8, CURATED PERFORMANCE
8:00-10:00 pm    Performance
*Marilee's last public injection*

LOCATION:  PUSH Athletics, 2162 Polk St.
                     San Francisco, CA  94109
                     www.pushathletics-sf.com

TICKETS:  HERE
Pay What You Can

"FEMININITY and THE ABILITY TO CREATE"
Come join us for this one night only feast of curated performances by some of San Francisco's fiercest female and feminine performers and performance groups.  

Aerial Dancing, Clowning, Drag, Music, Slam Poetry, Video, and Marilee doing a tour de force stream of conciousness character montage of best practices to getting knocked up. AND a bar offering "Fertility Shots"

This evening will be live-streamed.