Opulent Mobility 2020 is open for submissions!
We want your art that re-imagines disability, mobility, and access as opulent and powerful.
Please submit your work by July 31st at 5 PM, PST. Late entries accepted up to August 31st.
The entry fee has been waived, and there is no charge to artists for any sales made during the course of the exhibit. We are still partnering with United Cerebral Palsy Los Angeles for the exhibit, but have decided to host the exhibit online for safety reasons.
This exhibit is co-curated by A. Laura Brody and Anthony Tusler.
1. Characterized by extravagant, ostentatious magnificence: lavish, lush, luxurious, palatial, plush, rich, sumptuous
2. Given to or marked by unrestrained abundance: Extravagant, exuberant, luxuriant, prodigal, profuse, riotous, superabundant
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 ©
We accept all types of media: 2-dimensions, sculptural, film, music files, and videos of performances and spoken word.
For all the details, go to www.opulentmobility.com.
I am often asked if a project or a class is too mundane for me.
Don't get me wrong. I love the fantastic and out of this world. It's hard to be thrilled at the prospect of my 10,000th pant hem, and I'm not really into sewing on your missing buttons.
I am truly excited to show you how to sew your button on yourself, though.
Maybe you don't need an inflatable suit, but you probably have something that you want to create that is exactly suited to your beautiful body. (Yes, your body is beautiful.)
And that is exciting to me.
Of course I've done fantastical things for galas, film and TV, dance, and theater. That's all good. There are so many individual projects that stand out too.
Some of the projects were:
Reusing old clothing and fabrics to create new designs
Corsetry for men
Custom bondage gear
Pant engineering for climbers, BASE jumpers, and international campers
Adjusting clothes for specific body issues
Patterns for unisex wear
Wheelchair upholstery and wheel covers
And performance finery for folks from sizes XXS- 3XL.
I prefer working with real bodies, real issues, and having intriguing problems to solve. That is my idea of everyday awesome.
What would you like to create? Maybe I can help.
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.