It’s been a fantastic Friday at Frequency 2019, thank you to everyone who came along!
We’ve had an exciting array of exhibitions, VR experiences, interactive and immersive installations, performances, family-friendly workshops and our Digital After Dusk event until 9pm. Here are a few of the highlights…
Official sponsors of The Fabratory 2019, Siemens, brought their Driverless Car Challenge to the pop-up space on Cornhill yesterday. There were so many happy children playing with the exciting array of activities happening in the Fabratory, so huge thanks to Siemens! As well as bringing interactive technology and augmented reality games to inspire young curious minds, Siemens brought some of their fantastic staff to volunteer in the space and join #TeamFreq19.
At Digital After Dusk, sonic and visual spectacles popped up in locations across the city until 9pm last night. The interactive light and sound sculpture Halo by Illumaphonium, along with a Digital Light Box performance, animated the Castle grounds and intrigued visitors of all ages. In the Cornhill area was a light boat, electric pedals, the opportunity to dance in a silent disco, generate three-dimensional soundscapes with Sonolope and draw digital graffiti on the Santander building. You may have also stubbled across a wheelie bin or a traffic cone by Bureau of Silly Ideas. They’ll be here all day today and tomorrow too, so if you see them just remember Street Furniture Has Feelings Too!
During our second Café Conversation this week, festival artists and visitors discussed the global climate crisis. With D-Fuse, the artist behind Small Global – an immersive installation visualising data around global consumption and environmental degradation; Georgia Preece, artist and co-producer of Para/Site a pop-up show at St Marks Shopping Centre; and kinetic mesmerist Thomas Grogan. If you missed the conversation but are interested in seeing the artists work, this weekend Thomas Grogan will guide audiences through scheduled performances for Artificial Mesmerism at Mansions of the Future, and Small Global opens at Lincoln Drill Hall Saturday and Sunday.