Bad Mother / Good Mother (Work-in-Progress)
This is the costume for my performance Bad Mother / Good Mother (work-in-progress)
Bad Mother / Good Mother is an audiovisual performance involving a projection,
a modified electronic breast pump as a sound generator and an exaggerated pumping bra.
The project extends my previous feminist technology work into the realm of science
and technologies that are specifically marketed towards women like breast pumps and fertility
extending treatments such as egg freezing (social freezing). The idea is to use workplace
lactation as a departure point to uncover a web of societal politics and
re-conceived ideas (no pun intended) of ideal and non-ideal motherhood. I will be exploring
perceived ideal / non-ideal motherhood as it relates to women, men, and the workplace.