Electric Medway – Digital Arts Festival

New digital arts festival set to launch this autumn

SparkedEcho is thrilled to present Electric Medway, a brand-new digital arts festival taking place from 28th August to 6th September 2020.

The free festival with content for all ages, will be the first of its kind in the area.

Funded by Medway Council and Arts Council England, Electric Medway has been devised in partnership with Medway Youth Service, Medway’s 2025 UK City of Culture bid and Medway Council.

Electric Medway will bring together audio-visual artworks, streamed events and interactive workshops from more than 50 local artists and community groups.

Unlocked through five virtual zones, this exciting programme will invite participants to take in works by local artists and organisations – both online and offline – including:

  • Medway African and Caribbean Association, Audio Stories – MACA will present a series of 10 audio stories, including those from the Windrush Generation. Released on each festival day, the stories will be weaved into all five virtual zones: Connection, Nature, Play, Dreams and Hope.
  • Hannah Whittaker, Sky Above The Scene – a large scale video installation which presents a sky patchwork and allows audiences to listen to the scenes taking place beneath each section of sky.
  • Dizzy O’Dare, Sunken Silence – using a geolocated app, Dizzy O’Dare explores how sound and spoken word can enhance and renew your experience of local walks.
  • Nick Ashton, MEDWAY: A Game of Cones – a choose your own adventure video in which users will have to guide heroes through The Magical Lands of Medway to defeat numerous enemies, solve riddles and interact with memorable characters.

The majority of the festival will take place online at www.electricmedway.co.uk with a selection of offline installations to be unveiled in locations across Medway.

Register via the website for further updates or follow @ElectricMedway on social media.

Electric Medway are also seeking submissions in all art forms and disciplines with a digital component as an opportunity to showcase online with selected work to be chosen for an online exhibition.

To take part, email festival@electricmedway.co.uk

The deadline for submissions is Friday 21 August 2020.