alabamathirteen is a largely self-taught, disabled, working class, visual artist living and working in Leeds.
Her practice focuses on her own personal limitations exploring, navigating & negotiating memories & senses in the spaces she occupies as a disabled woman. Her work explores how we occupy our bodies, spaces and places, underpinned by the notion of ‘non-conforming’ bodies, in the broadest sense, as an act of defiance. Who gets to take up the most space? Whose voices get to be heard the loudest?
She works predominantly with photography, embroidery and sound recordings.
Moving forward, she hopes to develop new processes that allow her work to become immersive and multi-sensory. By doing so she hopes to create a bridge of communication between herself, as a disabled artist, and the public she is isolated from, by sharing her experiences of disability and weaving accessibility into her work on multiple levels.
She is on the board of trustees at Shape Arts
, a disability-led organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people, and an Artist Ambassador for Outside In
, a national charity that aims to provide a platform for artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. She is also a founding member of DISrupt
, a collective of disabled artists in Leeds.
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art + films + tattoos + horror + david lynch + john waters + coffee + pink flamingos + hallowe’en at christmas