Lighting up the Canal

A spectacular one Kilometre trail of lights, projection, music and reflection is planned for the Coventry Canal in November.

Random String is Ludic Rooms’ biennial festival of arts and technology. This year they are bringing light, sound and projections to a stretch of the Coventry Canal, following a 1km trail that ends in the Canal Basin. They invite you to venture along the waterside and explore artworks that transform the waterway and our sense of place.

This year’s theme is Future Folk, and they are exploring new kinds of folklore and rituals for life by the water in the 21st Century.  “Discover the future creatures of the urban canal, gods and goddesses of the waterways, and new kinds of folk-tales.” They are also exploring the past and future ecologies of the canal corridor and inviting people to think about what it means to be by the water in the most landlocked city in the country.

The event runs from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th November 2021. It is a timed ticketed event with slots from 5pm every night and last entry at 9pm. It is a “Pay what you wish” event with contributions of £1, £3 or £5 suggested.

Ludic Rooms describes itself as “a post-digital arts organisation founded in 2009. We are a non-profit led by a collaborative approach and a passion for creative technology. We try to uncover the little moments of joy that hide somewhere between digital things and the real world.”

Random String features new work by Bishi , Crewdson & Cevanne, Dion Ellis-Taylor, Edie Jo Murray, Ideas Of Noise, Imagineer Productions, Indira Prasad , Jack Foulks & Open Theatre, Jazz Moreton & Alan Van Wijgerden, Jessica Glover, Julia Snowdin, Juneau Projects, Ling Tan, Mary Courtney, Sam Underwood & Adie Blundell.

All of the work has been produced especially for the festival.

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