In Unauthorised Copy a golden 3D-rendered Mickey Mouse-style hand and an incomplete render of a bust of Queen Nefertiti revolve over a glitchy mashup of cartoon and digital imagery. Roberts is interested in issues around copying, plagiarising and authenticity. He asks how in the post-3D scanning world we might protect the rights held within original objects and images.
Originally commissioned by Aly Grimes for Short Circuit.
Digital video. Duration and dimensions variable
April 2017 – November 2019 at Digital Catapult, London
Antonio Roberts is a New Media artist and Curator based in Birmingham, UK. His artwork uses glitch art, hacking and technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software, free culture and collaborative practices. He is…