I’ve been re-imagining wheelchairs and walkers and mobility scooters as sculptural works of art for a few years now. The work (and the challenges I had in getting the work seen in accessible spaces) prodded me to start curating group exhibits on the topic of disability, mobility, and accessibility. This has grown- slowly, oddly, but surely- into a broader idea.
Thanks to Sara Wolf who invited me to UCLA to talk to her Perspectives on Disability Studies class, to Georgia Gruzen for filming, and to Gia Mora/ The Digital Executrix for creating this little slice of Opulent Mobility.
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.