Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
How Does Performance Art Shape Occupational Identity & Promote Empowerment for Disabled Artists?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, USA
  • Independent Contractor, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, USA
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
How Does Performance Art Shape Occupational Identity & Promote Empowerment for Disabled Artists?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505228. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8722
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505228. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8722
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Performance art as an occupation for disabled artists was examined through a qualitative phenomenological design based in narrative inquiry. The research yielded three themes: (1) Belonging to a community of disability activists promotes feelings of empowerment for disabled performance artists. (2) The invisible is made visible through their craft; performance art is a means to express the inside out. (3) Space and place impact performance art. Two important subthemes will also be highlighted.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kristin Monical

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kate Wettergren

Contributing Authors: Lisa Mahaffey