Co-emergence: An art-full dance of inquiry into artists’ experiences of making art

Authors: Gail J. Mitchell, Carla Rice, Victoria Pileggi.

This paper offers an account of how women and gender non- conforming people living with mind/body differences connected and changed during a project of creating a dramatic performance intended to shift understandings of disabilities and differences for various communities, including health professionals. Insights from interviews with artist participants are presented in three themes: collective unearthing, carefully bringing forth with others, and embracing the newly tangible. Our insight at this point is that disability- affirmative artistic processes create an inter- and intra-relational space that invites generative learning through self- and critical reflection.

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