Antonio Roberts, Nodes, 2020, video featuring live coded audio
Nominated by Charlotte Frost, Furtherfield, UK
Live coding is a performative practice where artists make music and visual art live using programming. This piece seeks to demonstrate the creative potential of this practice, showcasing two prominent software tools, TidalCycles (music) and Blender (visuals). The title refers to how the live coding community consists of nodes spread across the globe, linked by the software and interest in live coding.
Antonio Roberts (UK) is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK, working primarily with video, code, and sound. He is critically engaged with the themes surrounding network culture and in his practice explores how technology continues to shape ideas of creation, ownership, and authorship. As a performing visual artist and musician he utilises live coding techniques to demystify technology and reveal its design decisions, limitations, and creative potential
Commissioned on the occasion of Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival 2020 by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Open Eye Gallery and University of Salford Art Collection.