Ludic Rooms present
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.
RANDOM STRING FESTIVAL 2021
This nighttime waterside festival will bring light, music, installations and projections to the canal as well as performances, workshops and online experiments.
Gentle creative get-togethers for cautious optimists. Every Friday 2pm-6pm in Coventry Canal Basin throughout Summer 2021.
A series of artist R&D Commissions that lead to new work on, in and around the Coventry Canal to be shared at RS2021
A free programme of training and support for CV-based artists and arts organisations. Access to professional live streaming and 360 video equipment.
life by water
Ludic Rooms has teamed up with Talking Birds to create two Nest Residency opportunities for artists who live in the CV1-6 postcode to take time to explore ‘Future Ecologies’ around Coventry Canal. Nest Residencies have been running since 2019 and prioritise D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent and/or locally-based artists, supporting them to experiment with one of those ‘What if…?’ ideas.
Ludic Rooms, in partnership with Coventry Artspace is inviting local artists to explore ‘The Art of Place’ with them in a free course and commissioning opportunity. This is part of Ludic Rooms’ Random String programme and the Coventry Artspace Artist Development programme 2021-22.
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...
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?
CREWDSON & CEVANNE
IDEAS OF NOISE
for artists and arts organisations...
A digital development programme for creative professionals across Coventry and Warwickshire.
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.
Open calls, micro-commissions and support for producing new work with technology.
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.
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.