Ten local faces sought for special Lincoln Castle light show

Ten people in Lincoln will have their faces projected onto Lincoln Castle as part of a spectacular laser and light show this October for the Frequency digital festival.

To enter the selection process, all you need to do is answer a question on the Frequency Festival website: Which Bishop of Lincoln was present at Runnymede when Magna Carta was sealed in 1215?

The ten winners will be invited to an afternoon of filming at a high-tech studio at the University of Lincoln, where their faces will be filmed ahead of being projected onto the walls of Lincoln castle during the show.

Entitled The One, The Few and The Many, the large-scale, immersive light installation has been specially commissioned for Lincoln Castle by Threshold Studios with support from Arts Council England.

Taking place on the evenings of Friday 30 and Saturday, October 31, it will mark the grand finale of Frequency 2015, Lincoln’s third biannual festival of digital culture.

It is the last major arts event in the city’s year-long Magna Carta 800 celebrations.

The show will playfully illustrate ideas of power and engagement that are represented in Magna Carta. It will also acknowledge the recent revolution that technology has brought about in the spread of ideas and power around the world.

During the show, an interactive laser grid will allow three groups of people – the one, the few and the many of the title – to stand in ‘circles of power’, causing knock-on effects in the light display.

Founder of seeper, Evan Grant, was brought up in Lincolnshire before founding the studio in Shoreditch in 1998.

It is the first time that he has been commissioned for a display in Lincoln and Grant hopes that his family, including his grandmother, will have the opportunity to see his work.

Evan Grant, Director of seeper, said: “To seeper, liberation is the freedom that technology gives us to do the impossible . Through The One, The Few and The Many we hope to start a conversation on ideas of power and freedom, both in the past and the present day.”

Uzma Johal, Producer and Co-founder of Threshold Studios, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Lincoln Castle and Lincolnshire County Council to present seeper as part of the festival finale weekend. We hope that people of all ages will come along with family and friends to experience a truly unique and memorable evening.”

Advance tickets for The One, The Few and The Many cost £5 Adults, £4 Concessions, £3 Children and available from Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office.