Antonio Roberts is a British digital artist whose artwork focuses on the errors and glitches generated by digital technology. Many people would simply discard such artefacts but Antonio preserves these errors and displays them as art. With his roots in free culture he develops his techniques using open source and freely available software and shares his knowledge through the development of software.
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Pure Data Play

Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:00 - Fri Nov 02, 2012

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pure Data is a dataflow programming language that is utilised for a wide variety of purposes including making generative electronic music, creating glitch visuals, interactive live performance and VJing (Video Jockeying). Antonio Roberts (aka hellocatfood) will guide participants through the basics of Pure Data - including general usage, playing and manipulating videos and creating generative visuals that respond to different inputs. No experience of Pure Data is necessary, only a laptop and a willingness to experiment and learn!The event is free to Flip Festival ticket holders and £6 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased online. Here's the event details on Facebook.

Don't forget to bring your laptop!

To see what can be created with Pure Data take a look some past work.


Birmingham Zine Festival

Tue Jul 31, 2012 23:59

Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

After a very successful 2010 and 2011 festival, Birmingham Zine Festivl is back for a third year, as part of the Eye Candy festival.


Eye Candy is a curated illustration and design festival that promotes striking talent from the UK and beyond. Selecting exhibitors, speakers and designers from across the globe the festival will showcase illustration, art and design through a programme of events, talks and workshops.

The main event will be the Independent Publishing Fair on 13th October so go and write it in your diaries! At the moment we are taking applications for stalls. As well as this we are interested in hearing from you if you want to be part of workshops or would like to volunteer to help on the day. We are also on the look out for any sponsors who want to be part of things too so get in touch!

The application form for a stall is located here

We have already got plans for an exciting array of exhibitors, film showings and bands so keep checking the website and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to hear news as things are confirmed!


TROVE call out for short films based on toys

Sun May 06, 2012 23:59

Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

TROVE is an independent art space in Birmingham, UK, which run a monthly changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions/events.

In June 2012 TROVE, with Antonio Roberts, are hosting an exhibition about toys. This project leads on from the discovery that the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, where TROVE is based, used to produce more ‘toys’ than jewellery, guns or pens; all things it is now more famously known for producing. When researching what toys were produced in this area of Birmingham it was discovered that the term ‘toys’ was used to describe items such as buttons, cuff-links and belt buckles.

With the misinterpretation of the word ‘toys’ TROVE are looking for films about actual toys, as is the current understanding of the word, that have been altered, hacked, modified or electronically changed, rather than ‘toys’ meaning belt buckles, buttons etc.

TROVE are inviting you to submit examples of films based on the theme of toys to:

Please email TROVE and include:
your CV and a short personal statement
a short description of the film/s
links to online footage of the toy is available
max 6 photographs of the toy/s you are proposing

Notes for application:
please make sure your films is 10 minutes long or less
we will be screening more than one film at a time so we will not be exhibiting films that rely on sound
the films need to be available during June 2012

For further info please contact TROVE on the above email address.
The deadline for submissions is 6th May 2012


Open call: Bring Your Own Beamer - Birmingham, UK

Fri Feb 24, 2012 23:59

Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

When: Friday 16 March | 7-10pm | FREE
Where: VIVID, Birmingham, UK
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Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) is an international series of one-night exhibitions inviting artists, armed with films and projectors, to convene and explore the art of projection in an immersive environment of moving light, sound and performance.

VIVID and Flatpack Festival presents Bring Your Own Beamer Birmingham, curated by Antonio Roberts and Pete Ashton. Don't miss this unique opportunity to beam your work into the nooks and crannies of VIVID's Garage space.


Do you have a projector? And an original video work (by that we mean a film you made/ have permission to screen)? If so, BYOB Birmingham needs you! You're invited to submit films to be considered for inclusion at Birmingham's first BYOB event on Friday 16 March 2012.

Participants will be required to provide their own laptop or DVD player, and a projector (it can be analogue or digital). Participants are responsible for their own equipment at all times.

If you'd like to submit a film for consideration, please complete the online application form, located here

Application deadline is Friday 24 February at 23:59.

Please send any enquiries to


Blogrolls, Trolls, and Interior Scrolls: A Conversation with Natacha Stolz

With the Internet being a place where anybody can be annonymous that someone is being so open with their artwork is highly commendable.