In Skirting Color : Stitching Code, a performer alternates between live coding a Josef Albers color study website and manually machine embroidering the same HTML code onto her billowing skirt. As a colorful projection fills the space and as the text of the code begins to trace the hem of the skirt, the performer repeatedly stands up and turns the skirt around her waist to continue sewing. The connection between code and fabric links to the evolution of computer programming from the Jacquard loom; the female live-coder onstage links the performance to women as the first ‘Computers’.
Participating Artist: Victoria Bradbury
Image by: Rachael Jones