HelloCatFood: ReRightingCopyRight


“Everything is a remix. Lots of people’s ideas are always formed from others.” – Antonio Roberts

This Saturday, March 4th, in association with Hare & Hounds 10th Anniversary Series, we bring you Steve Davis DJ set with support from Graham Dunning and his Mechanical Techno Set and local producer/DJ – Rocky Steps. Such a stellar, alt-DJ line-up would not be complete however without some mind-bending live visuals to boot.

Hellocatfood is the alias of Antonio Roberts, a New Media artist and Curator based in Birmingham, UK. His artwork uses glitch art, hacking and technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding copyright, remixing and free culture.

Roberts’ technically complex and playfully innovative work combines programming, video and collage (both digital and physical).

He has provided visuals for the likes of MTV, Com Truise, Elmo Sexwhistle, Henry Homesweet, My Panda Shall Fly and has exhibited work at Loud Tate 2014. Aside from shows in the UK, Roberts has exhibited his animated GIFs and audio-visual works as far away as Iran, France, and the United States. He is an Associate Curator at Vivid Projects and Lecturer at University of Westminster.

Roberts is involved in the debates around Creative Commons and sharing upon which the Open Source community is founded. 

“I think Copyright is a mess because it tries to dictate how we should be creative. Creativity is free-flowing. Copyright, and its cousins patents and trademarks, justify their existence by saying that these restrictions encourage innovative new ideas but what they do is just stop us.”

For an in-depth interview with Antonio regarding What rights in Copyright? Click [here]

Antonio is also a part of Algorave: The Live coding movement that makes next-level electronic music. Although not a music creator, the artist generates responsive visuals that keep in line with the coding aspect of Algorave. As he writes, “the main point is that it’s all crafted live.” To understand more visit [here].

As if all this wasn’t engaging enough, the highly-active artist has also just announced a new exhibition which he is Curating at Leicester’s Independent Cinema, Art Centre and Café Bar – Phoenix – this April/May.

Delve further in to Antonio’s archive [here].

We’ve no doubt that HelloCatFood will elevate this night of weird and wonderful music to an all encompassing, SUPERsonic and visual experience – so come get your glitch on.

[Here] is the Facebook event page


and don’t miss out on our 4 for £40 offer available online only!





A Colourful Introduction To Animation With The Juneau Projects


By now you’ve probably heard all about our Kids Gigs, a series of concerts designed to introduce your young ones to the power and beauty of live music in a safe, child friendly environment (if not, where have you been?). This year we’re proud to present the Flower-Corsano Duo on Saturday 20th, and Islaja on Sunday 21st, but it’s not just art of the musical variety that we’re offering to your kids this year. The fantastic visual arts collective Juneau Projects will be offering a 20 minute animation workshop at both gigs, with the aim of gently introducing your child to the art of creating moving pictures. Using coloured lights and a series of basic images, your children will be encouraged to bring these pictures to life before letting their hair down for the following musical treat.

This combination of visual arts and experimental music is the perfect gift for a precocious child (ideally under the age of 7), and this is a great opportunity to share an artistic experience with your young ones. There are barely any tickets left for Flower-Corsano Duo, but we still have plenty for Islaja; spaces are limited however, so book now to avoid dissapointment!

Tickets cost £10 (parent and child) or £12.50 (parent and two children), and this includes both the gig and the workshop.

Buy Tickets – Saturday with Flower/Corsano
Buy Tickets – Sunday with Islaja