13th August 2013, 11:16am
Frequency Festival returns to transform Lincoln
Frequency Festival returns to transform Lincoln The Frequency Festival of Digital Culture will return to Lincoln in October 2013, bringing to the city an extraordinary celebration of international arts, culture and technology.

Following its successful launch in 2011, when more than 100 artists exhibited their work to a live audience of more than 32,000 people, the second Frequency festival will again provide a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital culture through exhibition, creative collision and debate.

With investment from a wide range of partners, including the University of Lincoln and Arts Council England, Frequency 2013 will take place from Friday 18th to Saturday 26th October 2013, when installations and exhibitions from local, national and international artists will transform historic venues across Lincoln.

The thought-provoking exhibition programme is being brought to the city thanks to a partnership between the University of Lincoln, Lincoln BIG, Visit Lincoln and Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) with Threshold Studios, who will again take the lead as Festival Directors. Threshold Studios is an artist-led creative media and visual arts organisation specialising in the production of digital, moving image and public realm works.

Frequency 2013 will explore the concept of revolution and will invite audiences to consider the impact of the digital revolution, asking how art and culture help us to articulate the dimensions and effects of change.

Festival Director Uzma Johal said: “Frequency 2011 was an experiment with partners across Lincoln, and the county came together with local, national and international artists to create a fresh approach to digital art as part of the Cultural Olympiad Programme. After 18 months of hard work we are excited to announce Frequency 2013, and we are already seeing the city getting behind the festival. It will be a dynamic platform and showcase for Lincolnshire, putting us on the global map as an exciting destination for creativity and culture.”

The nine-day event will take place in a range of sites throughout Lincoln, from non-traditional and unexpected locations across the city to established arts venues including The Collection, Lincoln Drill Hall, LPAC and the University of Lincoln. There will be a range of unique opportunities for students from the University of Lincoln to take part in the festival experience as both artistic creators and consumers.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with the Frequency Festival of Digital Culture again this year, and to be welcoming new and returning artists to the city of Lincoln. As a festival, it delivers an incredible showcase of local, national and international artistic talent. It provides a gateway for the public to experience revolutionary artwork that they might not otherwise have encountered, and here at the University of Lincoln, our staff and students are looking forward to being part of Frequency 2013.”  

As well as integrating contemporary art into Lincoln’s landscape, the festival will also bring new opportunities for creative professionals and recent graduates, by creating a number of internship positions and inviting contributions from local artists.

For more information on Frequency 2013 visit www.frequency.org.uk.
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