Frequency - Lincoln’s Festival of Digital Culture returns for 2017
The fourth edition of Frequency, Lincoln’s biennial festival of digital culture, returns for ten days of extraordinary art installations and events fusing virtual and augmented realities with the city’s
medieval streets between October 20 th – 29 th 2017. Produced by Threshold Studios, Frequency 2017 will explore the theme of disPLACEment, with an exciting line up of acclaimed international, national and local artists. Their work will reflect on the digital transformation of place, community and identity, as well as pressing global issues of migration, gentrification and inequality.
Projects confirmed to date include DUET, an intercontinental lighting installation from Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India); WHIST by AΦE, which merges physical theatre with Virtual and
Augmented Reality in a piece inspired by Sigmund Freud; and Empire Soldiers VR, a film
experience telling the forgotten stories of Caribbean soldiers during WW1 by METRO-BOULOT-
DODO Uzma Johal MBE, co-director of Frequency Festival and Threshold Studios, comments:
“We are delighted to be returning to Lincoln for Frequency 2017, an access-for- all festival that
celebrates and debates the ever-growing realm of digital culture; Lincoln a truly special place where the past fuels provocation and debate about our present and our futures. We continue to grateful to our partners and collaborators, and most crucially the dedicated public, who make us determined to keep growing the festival into an international moment for the city.”
Presented and curated by Midlands-based media arts producer Threshold Studios, Frequency
Festival is brought to the city through an established partnership between the University of Lincoln,
Lincoln BIG, Visit Lincoln and Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV). Principal funding for Frequency
Festival of £165,000 has come from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme, with additional investment from the University of Lincoln and Lincoln BIG Cultural Destinations grant.
For more information visit: www.frequency.org.uk