We need THIS in Coventry:
“Dublin Canvas is an idea, a community art project intended to bring flashes of colour and creativity to everyday objects in the City. Less grey, more play. The project takes previously unused public space and transforms it into canvases to help brighten up the City. Making Dublin a more beautiful place to live, work and visit.”
This project needs to reach outside the city centre with art in all areas of the city.
A still from the 2016 short film, The Case.
Filmed exclusively in Coventry this neo noir follows the journey of an enigmatic femme fatale, played by Yana Koleva, as she flees the scene of a crime with a mysterious suitcase in hand.
Photographed in the subway that joins Spon End to the city centre it captures and morphs the hustle and bustle of the daily commute.
Edited with various mediums including the PHOTOMOSH Glitch Yo’ Self app.
Part of a larger series entitled #ScratchThatGlitch.
A still from the 2017 film, Story of Toys.
Set in the future Story of Toys tells one mouse’s struggle through everyday life in an oversized world.
Influenced by George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and filmed in a similar style to Chris Marker’s La Jetée with the inclusion of modern cinemagraphs.
Cathedral of the Moon.
Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon art installation photographed in situ at Coventry Cathedral during it’s visit to the city in September 2017 as part of The Festival of Imagineers.
During January 2017 seven Coventry University students held an impromptu pop up photography exhibition in the subways below Coventry’s infamous ring road.
The exhibition was designed to show how urban life and nature have evolved to live side by side in the 21st century.
Urban images were contrasted against projections of nature video footage that played on the subway’s ceiling and all visitors to the exhibition were provided with headphones and a downloadable soundscape so they could enjoy the sounds of nature as they walked around the exhibition.
A small group of friends and family turned out for the early evening event but the students told us the highlight of the exhibition was seeing the reaction of surprised passers by as they walked home through the subways and happened upon the group’s art work.