We got rhythm: MAMAMILKMACHINE TM (Everything is performance)

Lee, Bernice (2021) We got rhythm: MAMAMILKMACHINE TM (Everything is performance). In: Arrhythmia Performance Pedagogy and Practice, 4:20pm – 4:40pm - 4th June 2021, Online.

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Title: We got rhythm: MAMAMILKMACHINE TM (Everything is performance)

When I made my first forays onto Instagram, pre-motherhood, I felt overwhelmed by social media’s vastness, its algorithms, and the relentless swipe. Instead of avoiding the digital ocean, I decided to approach it as a space where art and life blur and where I can keep up a form of online durational performance in a simple way. Each social media post I make is a performative act, marking time while finding an audience. This online practice/experiment has continued during the pandemic, while pregnant, and now postpartum; the types of images, captions, and hashtags I make have shifted several times along the way. It is in motherhood and as MAMAMILKMACHINETM that a more disciplined rhythm has emerged - keeping time in relation to my baby, whose needs are wonderfully physical, sometimes predictable, and demanding more of my presence than I have ever experienced as a performer working to hold the audience’s attention.

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Subjects: Performing Arts
Divisions: Publications > Conference Paper
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2021 15:17
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 02:05
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/972
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