She Programs the Code

She Programs the Code was a commision granted by Mobile Week Barcelona (an initiative of Mobile World Capital) in 2018 and has been exhibited at the Design Museum of Barcelona and the National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) in Barcelona.

She Programs the Code.

She Programs the Code.

Mixed media. Fabric printed digital painting, laser cut, on top of backlit, laser-etched acrylic. Battery operated electronics with humidity sensor to modulate the leds. All elements of the frame are hand-made by the artist, including casted lions and gold leafing.

She Programs the Code is a vision of a woman in daily modern life, breastfeeding her child while writing code. The child evokes the natural non-digital world, lying in a sheepskin on the mother’s lap, illuminated within the space. The mother reaches up with one hand to write code onto a sheer terminal screen in front of her while her other hand and arm are fully embracing the child. The screen is illuminated with her code writing. A houseplant in the background has an illuminated low power notification within the trunk. The digital world surrounds them through regular and future objects and the coding the mother is doing, while natural fibers and mother-child relationship remain strong natural elements within the narrative.

She Programs the Code. Detail

She Programs the Code. Detail

The woman, mother and programmer sits between the contrasting elements of the natural and digital worlds, balancing the power she has in programming futures.

She Programs the Code. Detail

She Programs the Code. Detail

She Programs the Code. Detail

She Programs the Code. Detail

She Programs the Code. Mobile Week Exhibition opening at the Design Museum (DHUB) Barcelona, Spain

She Programs the Code. Mobile Week Exhibition opening at the Design Museum (DHUB) Barcelona, Spain