This March, Ludic Rooms will be inviting people to Coventry Canal Basin for one special night of light, projection and performance. We will be sharing new Ludic Rooms work as well as some past pieces generated across our 15 years of leading arts and technology projects in the city. For the first time we’ll be performing a work-in-progress of our new collaboration with Highly Sprung Performance Company and Mercia Canoe Club “Paddling Light: The Diviners”, we’ll also be hosting an Open Projections event in Coventry Canal Warehouse, and our lovely friends at The Tin will be opening the Coal Vaults for drinks and general good vibes. 

The Paddling Light project aims to blur the lines between creators and audiences. Over the last few months we’ve worked with artists, performers, technologists, and canoeists across creative labs and workshops and we’d like even more creative people to get involved. 

We have paid opportunities for up to twelve artists to join the fun and share their work as part of the BEACON event. We’re looking for moving image work for Open Projections and we have some micro-commissions to run alongside Paddling Light.

We have space for 10 contributors to submit existing work for projection onto and into the bays, architecture and features of Coventry Canal Warehouse. We’ll pay a token screener fee of £50 to all artists selected.

We’d like to recruit two artists (from any discipline) to join us for parts of the final rehearsal period for “Paddling Light: The Diviners” as a lightning residency. We’d like these artists to experiment and play, rapidly producing something rough and ready to share as part of the Beacon event on March 27th. Maybe you’re an illustrator that would like to live sketch the event, maybe you’re a photographer who enjoys light painting, maybe you’re a data artist that would like to produce something sensor based, maybe you’re a musician or sound artist that would like to play with our hydrophones. We’re really open to anything, surprise us. Selected artists will receive a fee of £250.

All the details on how to submit your work or proposal for either opportunity can be found in the artist pack here.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or fancy a chat