For greater than a decade, Sophie de Oliveira Barata has been on the helm of The Different Limb Venture, a Lewes-based studio that makes customized prosthetics for folks with amputated or lacking appendages. The designs vary from uncannily real looking to improbable, fairytale-like creations that fall on the intersection of artwork and drugs, a novel assembly level she discusses in a new interview with Colossal.
Some folks have an thought that it’ll simply be precisely the identical on a regular basis, and your physique is a dwelling organism, which is unimaginable to duplicate. In some methods, it’s simpler to go for another since you haven’t obtained to match one thing that’s simply altering on a regular basis.
On this dialog, de Oliveira Barata speaks concerning the younger woman who helped encourage the undertaking, how cultural conceptions of bodily incapacity have advanced, and the imaginative, empowering potentialities of different limbs.