Ludic Rooms present

The
Canal Network[ed]

Connecting artists, technologists and local communities along the Coventry Canal throughout 2021. Creative activities outdoors and online; performances, workshops, installations and experiments that use technology to help us explore and play with water.

From March – November 2021 Ludic Rooms will work with partners including Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Canal & River Trust to breathe new life into the canal corridor. 

 

2021

RANDOM STRING FESTIVAL 2021

November 11-14
This nighttime waterside festival will bring light, music, installations and projections to the canal as well as performances, workshops and online experiments.
coming soon

 

ROAM+DWELL

Gentle creative get-togethers for cautious optimists. Every Friday 2pm-6pm in Coventry Canal Basin throughout Summer 2021.
more info

 

FUTURE FOLK

A series of artist R&D Commissions that lead to new work on, in and around the Coventry Canal to be shared at RS2021
more info

 

RSx

A free programme of training and support for CV-based artists and arts organisations. Access to professional live streaming and 360 video equipment.
more info

 

 

life by water

Latest News

roam+dwell – Gentle get togethers for cautious optimists – EVERY FRIDAY

roam+dwell – Gentle get togethers for cautious optimists – EVERY FRIDAY

Ludic Rooms invites you to come and spend time at Coventry Canal Basin, every Friday afternoon from Friday 11th June to Friday 27th August 2.00-6.00 as part of the Random String Canal Network(ed) programme.  The Canal Basin is a lovely place to start your weekend early and we’ll be there every week to offer inspiration...

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Walkshops – App-enabled waterside wandering in Coventry and Sao Paulo

Walkshops – App-enabled waterside wandering in Coventry and Sao Paulo

In a time when we’ve all enjoyed the power of getting lost, Ludic Rooms’ Walkshops project will offer the opportunity to do so around Coventry Canal,  in parallel with walkers on the other side of the world.  Ludic Rooms will work with international artist and deveoper Babak Fakhamzadeh to create a series of...

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future folk

Across 2021, Random String will support a series of research and development projects where artists work alongside Coventry people to create new technology-enabled artistic work for the Coventry Canal.

How can we safely begin to reengage with arts and culture? What are the roles of urban green spaces and connected technologies in achieving this?

Confirmed Artists:

BISHI

CREWDSON & CEVANNE

LING TAN

SAM UNDERWOOD

ADIE BLUNDELL

IDEAS OF NOISE

rsx

for artists and arts organisations...

A digital development programme for creative professionals across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Networking, discussion,
best practice

An extensive programme of online artist talks, workshops, Q&As and works-in-progress sharing events.

Training and equipment

1-1 training sessions and access to professional equipment to support new experiments in live streamed performance and 360 video.

Commissioning

Open calls, micro-commissions and support for producing new work with technology.

Andy Moore

Random String is Ludic Rooms’ biennial festival of arts, technology and play. Each year we take over Coventry venues and spaces with an influx of inspirational and interactive experiences.

Each year, the festival is accompanied by a wide-ranging development programme for arts and technology in the region. Building skills and capacity with artists and arts organisations, driving audience development and leading local conversation and sharing. 

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About Us

Random String is produced by Ludic Rooms, a non-profit arts and technology organisation founded in 2009. We have been based in Coventry Canal Warehouse since our inception.

We create postdigital artworks, experiences and events that empower communities, offering creative opportunities to engage with technologies through experimentation and play.

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