Bulla Presenta : Musa Flaunt is a fashion crafting session with banana-leaves, ending in an impromptu banana-foliage-garb photo shoot.
Status quo fashion designates cotton, wool, leather, nylon, polyesters and spandex as materials for clothing making, but Bulla says, “Why not use banana leaves instead?” In a craft and play session that makes nonsensical wear into sensical wear, we invite individuals to make outfits that are fly and leafy. Utilizing fresh and dry banana leaves – wearable tops, bottoms and headwear will be made with the aid of hot glue guns, needles, thread and paint. Post the construction of the garb, a communal photo op will take place documenting this green fashion glitch.
Some pre-cut fashion patterns will be provided and a few outfits for those who only wish to partake in the photo op.
All materials will be provided for this event.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Bulla is a collaborative duo consisting of Lambe Culo aka Roy Martinez and gloria galvez. Bulla is noise and fuss in the form of fashion, gifs and flicks, with pop-rasquache sensibilities, to subvert hegemonic-oppressive narratives.
Lambe Culo aka Roy Martinez was born in Chicago, IL in 1984, raised in Tejas, and currently residing in Los Angeles. First Generation Mexican Zacatecanx-American born, queer, genderfuk. Interdisciplinary artist, with disciplines ranging from ceramics, sculpture, screen printing, and on-site installations. Concentrating on cultural identity, gender identity, sexuality, femme-ness, oppression within US society via pop culture/representation, domesticity, death, ritual, and technology in relation to art production/accessibility [[to name a few]]. They also run an online store that carries different items; ranging from artist produced zines and prints, to their own lyfestyle brand: Lambe Culo. They received a BFA from CalArts in 2016 and an MFA in 2018. More on their work via roymartinezstudio.com and lambeculo.com.
gloria galvez is a Los Angeles-based artist and maintains a practice that disrupts, subverts, and dismantles bland and oppressive status-quo norms. More on her WCCW residency: https://womenscenterforcreativework.com/gloria-galvez/
Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.
*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email [email protected] to inquire about free tickets.
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