Frequency Festival 2017: disPLACEment
Lincoln went digital again in October 2017 with a programme bursting with exhibitions, installations, performances and events from international and UK artists. The fourth biennial edition of Lincoln’s digital culture festival, saw over 25,000 visitors over ten days.
The 2017 festival theme was disPLACEment inspired by the 800th anniversary of The Charter of the Forest. We asked artists to show us how the digital world is changing the way we see ourselves and the places in which we live.
The festival spread out across the city, springing up in many unexpected locations, including the 13th century Chapterhouse of Lincoln Cathedral, Cobb Hall at the Castle, the shop floor of Lincoln’s oldest family business, Ruddocks, and a Roman Posterngate below RBS bank. The sites were managed by over 160 volunteers, who welcomed visitors at each site to experience the works.
A major highlight of Frequency 2017 was Log Book by Turner Prize winning collective Assemble, who brought a breath-taking living performance featuring local woodworkers to Lincoln’s Cathedral.
Other programme highlights included WHIST by AØE, a chilling experience inspired by Sigmund Freud that combines virtual reality and an art installation with physical theatre and dance, housed in Lincoln’s oldest church, St Mary Le Wigford.