Indira Allegra is an interdisciplinary artist who uses weaving as an activity and a concept to make evident the connections between sites and individuals. Threading together seemingly disparate stories, people, and places, the artist materializes otherwise invisible networks.

The loom and modern technology hold a deep connection, given the function of the Jacquard loom and its punch cards, as inspiration for early computer storage design. Channeling this history, Allegra’s TEXERE is an ongoing, interactive digital weaving that memorializes collective grief and loss. For BAN9, Allegra presents TEXERE as an outdoor installation visible after sunset.

This public artwork is a part of Bay Area Now 9 and is supported by the Office of Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

701 Mission Street Plaza, YBCA

Indira Allegra
b. 1980, Detroit

TEXERE, 2022
Digital memorial tapestry, images and text from the public
Courtesy the artist