19th October 2011, 10:40am
MA student and local artist in the frame for Frequency
Michelle Walsh piece Lincoln-based photographer and video installation artist Michelle Walsh will be exhibiting her work alongside acclaimed artists from all over the world at Frequency 2011 – the city’s first ever Digital Culture Festival.

Walsh, who is completing her MA with the University of Lincoln’s School of Media, will display her work between 21 and 29 October; her first piece entitled The Empty Space will consist of intimate moving portraits composed and lit like classical paintings.

Described as “disarming” and “unsettling”, this work explores our relationship to silence and simplicity while asking whether there really is anything enduring underneath, when the mask is stripped away.

In Walsh’s second piece, Out of nowhere, nothing answered, members of the public are invited one by one into an immersive, interactive environment where their mind becomes the trigger for a camera and a unique self-portrait.

The inaugural Frequency Festival (21 - 29 October) aims to provide a foundation for a biennial event which will allow audiences to experience, explore and debate this new world of technology. Led by the University of Lincoln, the partnership involves The Collection, the Usher Gallery and Lincoln Drill Hall with Threshold Studios, an artists-led organisation, taking the role of festival directors. Most events are free.

Festival Director Uzma Johal from Threshold Studios said the festival will be a platform for celebrating the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through exhibition, creative collision and debate.

“Frequency 2011 is the beginning of a journey for Lincoln and we hope residents and creatives alike will get involved in the spirit of what the festival might become in future years,” said Uzma.

“As well as performances in traditional arts venues such as the Lincoln Drill Hall and the Usher Gallery there’ll also be installations in unexpected places such as a supermarket or a park bench.”

For more information or to find out how you can get involved in Frequency 2011 visit www.frequency.org.uk.

You can also keep up to date with all the latest news and confirmed artists at www.facebook.com/frequencyfestival and www.twitter.com/frequency_fest.
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