2020 – Project

(R) Researcher

Sanna Wicks

Assistant Professor in Film Production, Coventry University

(R) Researcher

Clifton Stewart

Assistant Professor in Media Production, Coventry University

View the Artwork

How do we produce a film remotely?

Investigating remote methods of production, this project explored the use use of online collaboration tools to run production of a mini-series by Coventry based theatre group Highly Sprung.

Everything was managed ‘virtually’, from production development to production management meetings, casting, rehearsals and directing actors’ performances.

(A) Artist

Highly Sprung

Theatre & Production Company

Highly Sprung are a Coventry-based theatre and performance company, working with and creating productions for young people.

With both outdoor and indoor performances, their productions use movement and dance to tell stories revolving around science, humanity and the world in all its complexity.

They also train artists in physical theatre and run workshops and projects in schools all over the world.

Watch the four part drama Wake below, inspired by science fiction novel The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham


Tell us – what you think

We hope you are enjoying this digital exhibition from Coventry Creates. We would really appreciate your thoughts and feedback about what you have experienced. This quick form will only take 1-2 minutes of your time and will help us understand how much of an impact these collaborative projects are having in our community.

Thank you!

On a scale of 1-5, tell us what you think about this project...

(1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree):

It was absorbing and held my attention.

It was well thought through and put together.

It had something new or thought-provoking to say about the world in which we live.

It has challenged me to think about my attitudes and values.

I feel inspired to seek out more information or take action.

I found this an interesting and creative way to engage with the topic.

Please write three words to describe your experience of this work.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about your experience of this work?

A digital exhibition of creative work by local artists, each an interpretation of academic research from Coventry University and University of Warwick. Building on last year’s show created during the lockdown, there are 12 new projects for 2021, each aiming to change how we perceive and experience our worlds.

The collaborative commissions this year explore how Covid-19 has impacted hospice care, what museum closures mean to communities, whether artificial intelligence can create art, how we can promote respectful interactions around names, what an ideal society looks like for women of colour, and more.

Coventry Creates is part of the ongoing work by Coventry and Warwick universities in the lead up to and during the City of Culture. The University Partnership has funded over 60 creative research projects, involving many diverse Coventry organisations and local communities. The University of Warwick and Coventry University are both principal partners of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Arts Council England LogoCoventry City of Culture Principal Partner Logo

More information about Coventry Creates