threads/ is a tool for the growing collection of women's stories; talking about their use of the computer, and feelings towards it.
threads/ recontextualises the history of technoculture by emphasizing womens' role in its development: the relationship between weaving (the first automated machine), typing (the language of shorthand), and coding. it is also an expanding database of women's stories concerning their relationship to technology.
the installation combines an antiquated sewing machine table, its original pedal, and a keyboard in place of the sewing machine. each letter on the keyboard is mapped to audio samples of weaving and sewing machines, interwoven with voices of women.
Modified sewing machine pedal:
Schrikdraad Elektronisch Ontwerp
Sewing machine sounds by: ‘sewteeth’:
Special thanks to all the women who told their stories.