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The art of life adapting: drawing and healing.

Fremantle, Chris


Chris Fremantle


The author, a practice-led researcher and cultural producer, draws on his own experience of cancer treatment and his use of art as a way to make aspects visible. He relates this to the larger intersubjective and social questions of cancer as an overwhelming force affecting society. Approaches in art, including improvisation, are relevant to adaptation, a process which is necessary for living with cancer.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Leonardo
Print ISSN 0024-094X
Electronic ISSN 1530-9282
Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation FREMANTLE, C. 2019. The art of life adapting: drawing and healing. Leonardo [online], Just Accepted. Available from:
Keywords Art; Visual arts; Healing; Cancer; Patient; Disease; Living with cancer
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