Anna Carreras (1979) is a Barcelona-based creative coder and digital artist interested in the complexity that emerges from simple behaviors. In her work, she uses generative algorithms, creative code, and interactive technology as a means of communication and experience generator. She develops interactive installations to explore new emerging narratives encouraging the audience to participate and promote their collaboration.
She is currenetly Ljudmila's On-the-Fly artist-in-residency.
The project she is developing as part of the residency deals with complex systems that lie on a continuum between regularity and chaos, between order and disorder. Her visual and sonic exploration of balance and homeostasis is inspired by early ideas of cybernetics.
The proyect aims at creating a live coded performance and installation based on visual and physical interfaces. Her installation will allow visitors to participate in live coding through an interface, a hacked typewriter, and to generate rhythm, sounds and visuals with the machine. The project explores, on the one hand, how visual elements and algorithms generate machine language, and, on the other hand, how machine sounds can be visually represented.
As part of her residency she organized the workshop 'Collaging with Code', which took place on the 29th of March in osmo/za (Ljubljana). During the workshop she provided participants with the basics of coding in Processing. She then introduced her audience to collage techniques in combination with code, to create unique dynamic graphics and an unlimited number of variations
Anna will share the results of her research in the form of open-source software libraries and documentation on GitHub for other artists or creators to use, build on and explore further.