Deadline to submit is July 31st, 2018. The challenge is to imagine a world where mobility, disability, and access are not merely functional, but opulent.
I encourage you to approach the work with thoughtfulness, humor, creativity, and care.
If we do not imagine a better world, we can’t make one happen. Please submit your art and ideas that re-imagine disability and mobility.
From left to right: Zeina Baltagi’s “Arrested Mobility” and Bill Brody’s “Cane With the Head of a Woman”
Yaron Dotan’s “Nightmare”
From left to right: Michael Garlington’s “Wheel Chair of Babel” and “Black Mermaid”
Laura Darlington’s “Modern Carriage”
Below: Elise Jane Carmichael’s “Patterns of the Land”
Above: Priscilla Sutton’s “Spare Parts”
Sandwishes Studio’s “The Rally”
Penny Richards’ “Steampunk Submarine”. Photo by Anthony Tusler.
All photos by A. Laura Brody unless otherwise noted.
OPULENT MOBILITY 2015
Curated by Zeina Baltagi, A. Laura Brody and Anthony Tusler
California State University, Northridge’s West Gallery
“Opulent Mobility is a groundbreaking international exhibit of art, designs and inventions dealing with disability and mobility.
Wheelchairs, walkers, prosthetics, crutches and other assistive technology devices are part of our lives, but they’ve been left in the dust when it comes to custom design innovation and personalization. There are hundreds of thousands of designs for glasses, chairs and technology of other kinds. Why not assistive technology?
The artists and inventors of Opulent Mobility 2015 are Zeina Baltagi, Elaine Bereza and Claudia Barreto, A. Laura Brody, Bill Brody, Elise Jane Carmichael, Laura Darlington, Yaron Dotan, Michael Garlington, Gini, Dr. Ju Gosling, Seth David Isakson, Larissa Nickel, Baxx Vlada Pantelic, Penny Richards, Sandwishes Studios, Greg Schenk, Katherine Sherwood, Priscilla Sutton and Ian Wood.”