Lincoln hosts first Frequency digital festival

The Particle by Alex Posada, one of the light installations at the festival

Frequency 2011, Lincoln’s first ever digital culture festival, will run from October 21 to 29 across several locations in the city.

The inaugural festival is set transform Lincoln into an interactive sensory playground with work by local, national and international artists.

It will take place at The Collection, the Usher Gallery, Lincoln Drill Hall and the University of Lincoln as well as non-traditional, unexpected (unannounced) spaces.

Festival Director Uzma Johal from Threshold Studios said Frequency 2011 is the launchpad for what is hoped will be a biennial festival of digital culture.

“We are now living in a digital world which is both exciting and challenging,” she said. “Frequency 2011 is an opportunity for people to explore, experience and debate digital culture and creativity.

“This is a truly unique event marking the beginning of an exciting journey for Lincoln, its artists, academics and local people to come together in celebrating the pioneering spirit of contemporary digital culture and take its place as an active contributor on the international circuit of digital culture and arts festivals.”

Artists confirmed include Cypriot-Australian performance artist Stelarc, multidisciplinary British artist Luke Jerram, light sculptor Roseline de Thélin, new media and interaction researcher Alex Posada and new media artist Andy McKeown.

Smallpox, UFM and HIV by Luke Jerram, which will be on display at Frequency 2011

In a world first, Metro-Boulot-Dodo will present all four components of the Four Seasons project in the same city at the same time, including the premiere of Summer.

Four Seasons is an ambitious, interactive, four-part multimedia installation that reflects the different stages of life.

From October 12 to 21 Autumn and Winter will be at Lincoln Drill Hall, while Spring and Summer will be at The Collection from October 1 to January 15.

Running throughout the festival will be seminars, workshops and debates as well as activities for children to coincide with the October half-term holiday.

Frequency 2011 is a partnership between University of Lincoln, The Collection, the Usher Gallery and Lincoln Drill Hall with Threshold Studios, an artist-led organisation supporting emerging and established artists.

Funding has been secured from the Arts Council, Igniting Ambition (funded by Legacy Trust UK and the European Regional Development Fund) and Lincolnshire County Council’s Community Grant Aid scheme.

Source: Shooting Star