Algorithms of Expression: a weaving workshop with Ahree Lee

You may have heard that the first computer program was written by a woman and that the design of the first computers was inspired by the jacquard weaving loom. But are you aware that computational and mathematical principles are interwoven into all manner of textile arts?  New media and textile artist Ahree Lee will discuss the often-overlooked but essential role of women and textiles in the development of coding, and let participants experience the interconnections between fiber-related arts and computing through hands-on making. 

Participants will receive a mail home or pick up kit, including a small loom, yarn, and needles to create a project that interprets algorithms in a tactile experience that acknowledges the history of algorithms and their earliest iterations within textile fiber work.

**All mail kits have now been mailed out. Please do not select this option as you will not be mailed a kit! We can only offer in-person contactless pick-up at this time. See details below!**

IN-PERSON PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS:

We have two day + time options for contact-less pick up:

Monday, September 14th between 11am–2pm
Wednesday, September 16th between 10am–2pm

Please come by during one of these windows to pick up your weaving kit. Once you’re at the address please walk up the dirt path/driveway to the left of the building. The kit will be waiting for you for contactless pickup at our side door entrance—just take one envelope from the box. If you have any questions please email info@wccw.us.

This workshop is a part of the ongoing Algorithms of Oppression Book Club, however you do not need to be a member of the bookclub to attend. We recommend visiting the book club page to learn more about Algorithms of Oppression and the concepts we’ll be referencing in this weaving workshop.

*If you are unable to afford the workshop but would like to participate, please email mandy@wccw.us to see if you may be eligible for free workshop admission

Ahree Lee is a multi-disciplinary artist working in video, new media, and textiles, and was Artist in Residence at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in the fall of 2019. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.F.A. from Yale School of Art. Her commissions include the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the 01SJ Biennial, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and the Sundance Channel. She has an upcoming residency at Santa Fe Art Institute and is a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Award nominee.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.