Antonio Roberts is a new-media artist and curator based in Birmingham. Working in association with institutions including Vivid Projects, Fierce Festival and Birmingham Open Media he curates projects that focus on DIY culture, hacking, science, digital art and emerging artistic practices.
He is currently artist in residence at the University of Birmingham where he is researching copyright and the reuse and remixing of archive material.
Bio photo by Rosemary Kirton
Talk: Hacking creative practices
The Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools and various other so-called Industry Standard software packages are presented as the tools for creative people to use to express themselves and produce art. These tools have their benefits, but filtering the creative process through these rigid programs and methods can be uninspiring for the artists and can produce samey results. In this presetntation I will talk about how I and others hack this creative process by building my own tools, misusing software, and generally operating in a way that’s contrary to what is considered normal.