Kristin Monical, Kate Wettergren, Lisa Mahaffey; How Does Performance Art Shape Occupational Identity & Promote Empowerment for Disabled Artists?. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505228. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8722
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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
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