The Journey of a Hospital Gown: Performing Needlework

Authors

  • Jennifer Talia Frances Richardson Associate Professor Arts Administration, Education, and Policy The Ohio State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v36i3.4439

Keywords:

psychiatric hospitals, mental illness, art, mental disability

Abstract

This essay explores issues surrounding psychiatric hospitalization through the intersection of creative writing and artmaking. The writing reflects on four artworks by the author created from appropriated hospital gowns that reflect on issues of representation and historical and contemporary experiences of hospitalization for mental disabilities including questions surrounding dignity, wellness, family, asylum tourism, psychiatric photography, and objectification.

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Published

2016-08-22

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