Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2018

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Graphic Design

Major

Graphic Design

First Advisor

Alex Braidwood

Abstract

This thesis discusses methods of achieving inclusive performance spaces through improvisation and interactive visuals. A non-linear methodology is employed, and research and projects develop side-by-side. The culmination of these projects and research is an audiovisual music project called Starlight Therapy. This music project is designed to help the researcher reach a musical flow state while performing despite anxiety, as well as create opportunities for audience engagement. Methods of diminishing power imbalances that occur between performer and audience are also explored. The researcher is neuroatypical, and thus the acceptance and understanding of neuroatypical people is major theme of this text.

Copyright Owner

Maggie M Grundy

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

50 pages

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