Dahn Hiuni in the July/August 2017 issue of The Journal of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Performing Identity: The Politics and Pedagogy of Witnessing the Self (Doctoral Thesis)
This study examines performance art as a means of exploring identity. In particular,
it investigates the unique strategies that performance artists utilize to interrogate the social, cultural and political forces that construct identity and thus bear upon subjectivity. At the same time, of equal interest to this inquiry is a discrepancy that seems to exist between such contemporary practices and the field of art education. For an exploration of the latter reveals that current pedagogies remain largely faithful to earlier traditions.
In this paper, sparked by personal experience and contextualized in historical account, I argue that the overlaps between education, activism and performance art, are compelling. The links that emerge, both real and metaphoric, may serve as a conceptual basis for an integrated model of cultural work.