Top 5 must-see works at Frequency festival

Lincoln’s Frequency digital festival is in full swing this week and promises to make Lincoln a haven for digital art lovers.

The LPAC, The Collection, and even the city’s streets will be hosting free, cutting edge digital art for the public to interactive with through the week.

But with the city buzzing with so much art, what should you go see first? To help you choose, here are The Lincolnite‘s works you must see this week.


The Particle

Utilizing sound, colour and movement, Alex Posada’s The Particle is a memorizing kinetic sculpture. The piece consists of four semicircular hoops rotating at high speeds, lit up by LED lights, and connected to a central hub. The effect is to create a dazzling orb of light with a translucent skin. The orb appears to hover in the darkness, and because the speed of the hoops and the colour of the lights are random, it never behaves quite the same twice. People are invited to experience The Particle for themselves up until Saturday, October 29, at Posterngate (under the RBS Building on Bank Street), 10am to 3:30pm.


Prosthetic Head

If you’re at the Waterside Shopping Centre this week, you may be in for a surprise: a fully animated 3D head on a screen that can talk, sing, and even generate poetry, all whilst pulling spookily realistic-looking facial expressions. Created by performance artist Stelarc, the head is able to detect people’s behavior and clothes colour so as to convincingly converse with the audience, who can participate by asking questions via a keyboard. If you want to talk to the head, it will be on display until Saturday, October 29, 10am to 5pm.


Keleldoscopia

If you’re out in town this Wednesday and Saturday, keep a look out for Keleldoscopia, Andy McKeown’s interactive art piece that will light up the streets of Lincoln. McKeown will be gathering audience’s doodles, drawings and objects on a 2m high arcade machine, before turning them into moving Kaleidoscopic images, and projecting them onto the city’s buildings. The show promises to be fun, lively, and because of its interactive nature, absolutely unpredictable. If you want to take part in this unique art project, come to the city centre from 6pm to 10pm on Wednesday, October 26, or Saturday, October 29.


The Empty Space

The Empty Space is a series of moving portraits created by Lincoln based photographer and video installation artist Michelle Walsh. Each portrait is around ten minutes long, and features a single subject, alone and naked on a black background. The videos begin with a side profile of the subject. However, about halfway through, they turn to look straight at the audience. The individual’s lack of clothes, jewelry or make-up, coupled with the absolute silence, make them seem disturbingly frail, and creates a genuinely intense and unsettling experience. The Empty Space will be on display until Saturday 29, 10am to 4pm at the Gallery Space in the Art in Architecture and Design building at the University of Lincoln.


Wondermart

Wondermart is a unique interactive tour created by artist Silvia Mercuriali, and takes a humorous look at the dominance of supermarket and consumerism culture. Upon entering the building, you will be given a trolley, don a headset, and be guided around the aisles, the everyday retail environment becoming exciting and strange as the tour unfolds. The installation is at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) until Friday, October 28. Contact the LPAC on 01522 837600 to book a free slot for the exhibition.