Florencia Alonso (Flor de Fuego) is a digital-craft artist who mainly works with programming and live coding in order to create performative experiences. Her research is around concepts such as the body, space, code and chaos. She has taken part of several international and local festivals in collaboration with other artists as well as individually. She graduated as bachelor in Fine Arts at the National University of La Plata. Education is a fundamental part in her production. Alonso is part of CLiC (live coders collective) from Argentina. She is also an active community collaborator of Hydra, a live coding browser software developed by Olivia Jack.
An artist and livecoder duo, Flor de Fuego and Naoto Hieda, has been performing and creating installations online using open source tools. Prior to the fellowship, being in Argentina and Germany, respectively, we started collaborating remotely by using live coding and web technologies. Live coding is an emerging field in new media and computational arts: a practice and tools for performing to create visuals and sounds by typing code on the spot. Often represented as “show us your screens”, performers are expected to present the screen with the code. During the fellowship, we expand the live coding practice beyond performance and propose new uses; as a method for collaborative rapid-prototyping, as a playful way for learning code and as a place where bodies meet virtuality.