Digital Spaces presents… is a two-day showcase of live events that will feature digital activities, artwork and immersive experiences celebrating Coventry Libraries as places of creativity, community and new perspectives.
Visitors are invited to go along to Coventry Central Library on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July to experience innovative technologies such as virtual reality, immersive audio and creative media.
Those attending will be able to take part in various activities incuding:
- VR180 degree virtual reality film screenings made by young creatives and filmmakers Neon8
- Google Tiltbrush art workshops
- Virtual reality and immersive binaural audio experiences
- Specially created audio celebrating the libraries of Bell Green, Foleshill and Tile Hill, and their communities
The event will also see the opening of an immersive exhibition of photography and sounds from three arts projects which will be open to the public until Monday 18 July.
Book a Google Tiltbrush art workshop
Tiltbrush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless. Effortlessly paint beautiful explorable worlds using a controller inside a VR headset.
Friday 1st July: 15:30 - 17:00
Saturday 2nd July: 10:00 - 11:30
Saturday 2nd July: 13:30 - 15:00
If you would like to take part in a Google Tiltbrush workshop on Friday 1st July or Saturday 2nd July please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative beginners welcome - no technical knowledge required. Oculus headsets are suitable for those aged 13 and above.
The event will also see the opening of We Are Coventry, an immersive exhibition of photography and sounds from the three community art projects which will be open to the public until 18th July.
- Formed in Foleshill, Foleshill Library: A co-community art project with groups from Broad Street Wellness Junction and supported by Craftspace explored family histories and cultural heritage through jewellery making and craft workshops.
- Tile Hill Pride of Place Project, Tile Hill: Tile Hill Library worked with The Caravan Gallery to capture ordinary and extraordinary everyday life in Tile Hill and create a physical exhibition of photographs, artwork and ephemera that tell the story of Tile Hill from the viewpoint of local residents.
- How Places Feel: Riley Square. The Libraries worked with Georgiou & Tolley to deliver audio that captured unheard stories, sounds and music of the local community. A BBC Radio programme ‘Coventry’s Riley Square’ created during the project was described by BBC Radio 3’s Alan Davey as ‘a little gem!’
The exhibition will be ongoing in the Library on 1st and 2nd July from 9am to 7pm.
Digital Spaces presents… is the culmination of a Coventry Libraries Project supported by The Space and with funding from Arts Council England and the BFI.