López uses collaborative photo shoots as an accessible performance space. Some of their collaborators have included: Yvonne Badu-Nimako, Axel Jensen, ijf3rd, Eva Wǒ, and Heather Raquel Phillips.
For more information, or to collaborate on a photo shoot, send a message here.
“Wanna Rise”  is a 7-minute performative conjure and reclamation of power centering healing justice for Black LGBTQ people who have been shunned by the Black Church.
[Photo credit: Kenzi Crash]
“Romperselo/la/l@/lx” [first performed in 2017, revised in 2018] is a performance interrogating and breaking the gender binary within Puerto Rican social/cultural dance, Bomba, and celebrating cross-cultural Blackness.
[Photo credit: Kaltoum Alibrahimi]
“Dystopian Dysphoria”  is a comedic dialogue between a human volunteer somewhere in the possibly-near-possibly-distant future and a disembodied robotic voice. The dialogue is meant to highlight how dystopian future media [novels, movies, comics, etc.] often leave out Black people, disabled/chronically ill people, fat people, and other marginalized identities, or they are disappeared as a plot device. The human volunteer in this piece is fat, Black, visibly disabled, and gender non-conforming, and not disappeared.
“Last Will and Testimony”  is a self-eulogization for me as a person who is chronically ill and who has had many close calls with death. It represents the peace I have made with the inevitability of dying.
“Yarnin’ Around”  This short time-based performance video is a comedic spoof of crafting tutorials and other [ahem] types of video art.
“Probably Not My Kneecaps”  This gif performance is a collaboration between myself and ijf3rd. I made the wig and took the photos, then ijf3rd arranged them into a gif. It is part of a larger body of self-portraiture.
“Trans/Form”  This short film is about the difficulties of navigating gender as a Black nonbinary trans person.
I sew, crochet, knit, and embroider. Some of it is wearable. Some of it ain’t.
I make costumes, jewelry, accessories, and props with upcycled/repurposed objects and various fibers.
When my mixed media fiber work is on display, it is meant to be physically engaged with by the audience. As a visually impaired who experiences occasional blindness and low vision, it’s important for me to create work that is accessible to the vision-impaired community. My work is not only brightly colored for those who can see, but it also varies in textures and can be explored with the hands or feet for the vision-impaired. Many of my pieces can also be tried on in the exhibition space or played with, as a way to make the exhibition venue a place for visitors to de-stress, and also as a way to make my work accessible to younger audiences and cognitively disabled audiences. This allows for visitors to find ways to engage with the art without having to read display panels.
If you would like to commission costumes, props, or wearable art, please send me a message.
[Photo credit: top photo by Andrew Gonzalez, photos of works by Wit]