how it began
I became interested in adaptive technology after a former partner had a stroke. I was intrigued by the devices that helped people get around, but horrified by their cold and clinical designs.
I didn't have medical device training, but my years of costume craft gave me the skills to re-imagine my first mobility artworks. When I found it difficult to get accessible spaces to show the work, I started asking other artists to bring in their ideas.
Curating Opulent Mobility created something much bigger than I had imagined. It started as a tiny group exhibit in 2013, is now in its sixth year, and includes artists from around the world.
opulent mobility 2019
The 2019 Opulent Mobility artists are:
A. Laura Brody
submit work for om 2020
I challenge you to imagine a world where mobility, disability, and access are not merely functional, but opulent.
Submissions for OM 2020 are now open. The deadline is July 31, 2020 at 5 PM PST.
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
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