To complement the main Random String Programme Ludic Rooms has developed some hyper local opportunities for communities that live overlooking the Coventry Canal. Landlocked is funded by Coventry City Council and asks just what it’s like to live by water in what is surely the most landlocked city in the country?
In Coventry, waterside dwellers are rare creatures and to coax them out into the open, Ludic Rooms has joined forces with Juneau Projects, (Ben Sadler and Phillip Duckworth). Juneau Projects work across range of artforms and their work explores the natural world using technology, folk art and other cultural mediation.
Juneau Projects wants to work with the residents of 100 homes along the 5 ½ miles of Coventry Canal to imagine together how this man made waterway might evolve in future and what beasts could emerge. There will be surprising pop up activities, online messages and special deliveries for the first 100 houses to sign up for the Landlocked Project.
But don’t worry if you don’t live by the water, there will be opportunities to collaborate with Juneau Projects at other Random String events between now and November.
The project aims to provide a very special hyperlocal network that begins to generate other ideas and responses to the LR offer. Our Community Development worker, Jen Cooke will be ensuring that the project supports and amplifies the connections that build in local waterside communities.
Ludic Rooms also wants to build networks with other artists and will collaborate with Talking Birds, on their Nest artists support scheme. A selected artist will be given the time and resources to make their own response to the landlocked theme.
Landlocked will culminate in a sharing of these thoughts, experiences and makings on Coventry Canal, at August Bank Holiday weekend.