Sophie de Oliveira Barata
Hours and dates
- Oct 28 from 09:40 to 10:20
AboutSophie de Oliveira Barata
Merging the latest technology with traditional crafts, Sophie’s creations explore themes of body image, modification, evolution and transhumanism, whilst promoting positive conversations around disability and celebrating body diversity.
ConferencesThe alternative limb project
The alternative limb project was found by Sophie de Oliveira Barata using the unique medium of prosthetics to create highly stylised wearable art pieces.
Drawing on her own specialist skills in making ultra realistic looking limbs, Sophie collaborates with specialists in fields such as 3D modelling, electronics and cutting edge technology, and works in conjunction with in-house prosthetist Chris Parsons at Design Prosthetics. Clients have included Paralympic athletes, musicians, models, performing artists and video game companies.