Frequency Festival of Digital Culture returns to Lincoln for its fourth edition from 20-29 October 2017. A biennial festival, it provides a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through exhibition, creative collision and debate.
The 2017 festival integrates artists’ work from all over the world into Lincoln’s heritage landscape, galleries, streets and shopping district in the form of installations, projections, site-specific work, talks and live performances.
The 2017 Call Out: disPLACEment
For Frequency 2017, festival producers Threshold Studios is seeking proposals for existing and new cross-artform, digital or hybrid work that approaches the theme of Place & Displacement; from the literal to the poetic – from the harmonic to the disruptive.
We are principally interested in works that explore:
– Regeneration and gentrification; their impact on place and identity.
– Current issues around migration in a time when mass migration is transforming the lives of so many, and often at great human cost.
– What the digital revolution means for contemporary definitions of community and self.
– The physical transformation of place via digital or hybrid platforms.
Specifically: AR that transforms place with digital overlays; apps that transform our relationship with physical landscape; data projects that reveal the digital cartographies of the city; VR that places audiences into the centre of immersive worlds of others, particularly content suitable for young people and installations or interactive digital/sculptural forms that ask us to rethink architectural space and our relationship with the built environment
This year’s festival aligns with the Charter of the Forest 800 celebrations, so we are also looking for works thematically linked to notions of Common Ownership, Rights and Suffrage and Ecological concerns in the digital age.
Frequency Proposals can include but are not limited to:
– Installations or interactive sculpture
– Audio/sound pieces
– Street & public realm work
– Digital & hybrid photography projects
– Moving Image work with a non-traditional approach to exhibition
– Games and participation
– Skills development and sharing
– Moving Image work for non-traditional exhibition formats.
– Site specific work across the city
– Other imaginative approaches to the theme
Other digital and non-digital works not defined by these themes will also be considered if they contribute to the debates around digital culture and the role of digital tools in the artist’s direct relationship with audiences.
Full information and application details can be found here.
Deadline: 6pm, Wednesday 5 July 2017.