Illness & The One-to-One Encounter (co-authored with Emily Underwood-Lee)

Lobel, Brian and Underwood-Lee, Emily (2023) Illness & The One-to-One Encounter (co-authored with Emily Underwood-Lee). In: Routledge Companion to Performance and Medicine. Routledge. (In Press)

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While the performance encounter of healthcare has been examined from the perspective of bedside manner, and in terms of the training of healthcare practitioners, this chapter looks at the experience of illness through the lens of contemporary one-to-one performance practice. The chapter examines what the world of medicine can learn from one-to-one performances, and what one-to-one arts practitioners might learn from the patient/medicine encounter. One-to-one performance has always had a critical relationship with issues of care, mutuality, shared vulnerability, and encountering the Other. Its proliferation as an art form and area of critical discourse demonstrates an ever-growing area of possibilities, particularly for the Arts/Health agenda. This chapter theorises that by purposefully considering one-to-one performance methods, artists and medical staff may find new possibilities for engaged practice. This article will use the authors’ 2019-2020 project Kicking Up Our Heels, which was created with/for 100 parents and patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Item Type: Book Section
Depositing User: Professor Brian Lobel
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2023 14:05
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2023 14:05

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