Coventry Lit (2005).
This is a collaborative project by
Luisca and Chris Dugrenier.
The Coventry lit.
project explores the possibilities of
interactive performance using mobile
phone technologies and the potential of
anonymity as a means of talking about
problematic issues in public or as a
means of sharing private thoughts.
The public is invited
to stand in front of an LED panel
locally known as The Coventry Wall of
Light. Using their mobile phones, the
audience or passers-by can text messages
to the panel and make them public.
However, nobody knows who the author of
each text is. Mediating between the
panel and the public, two performers
(Chris. Dugrenier and Luis C Sotelo)
carry out a series of actions that aim
at either commenting on the urban
landscape in which the event takes place
or simply respond to what is happening
and what is being posted on the LED.