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Manifesto of Care

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Kindness campaigner Bernadette Russell was commissioned to create the Manifesto of Care as part of Frequency Festival 2019. The Manifesto of Care has been made into a blog, podcast, and social artist Dan Thompson designed and created posters bearing the words of the manifesto. It's a co-created, carefully constructed architecture of hope, declaring our plans and actions for building a better, more caring tomorrow.

My Soul Is A Search Engine, Dolly Sen

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Who am I? To be human is to ask questions, even about our very existence, but what if we asked google these questions instead? Would some people get better answers than others?
We look to our phones and devices for answers, but do they let us make ourselves anew, or just replicate the biases in the non-digital world?

My Soul Is A Search Engine was commissioned for Frequency 2019.

Dolly Sen is a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Her work aims to subvert perceptions around madness and being "othered". She’s trying to alter the faulty programming of society that thinks being mad is a virus and not a response to the system it finds itself in. No person is a spam folder.

A Confused Mass, Sophie Rogers

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Inspired by the way sci-fi creates fictional universes, artist Sophie Rogers uses digital software to create navigable simulations of imagined places and scenes.

In August 2019 Sophie undertook a residency with Mansions of the Future, resulting in a digital commission to coincide with Frequency Festival.

This new online commission combines simulations of alternate realities with research into Donna Harraway’s writing on how the human and non-human are inextricably interlinked.

YouKnow, Thomas Grogan

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A series of public performances held in Liverpool and Salford (© Photo credits Amina Bihi) as well as a collection of eight video/text/audio essays available on his website.
YouKnow is a research project that was initiated by a residency at FACT Liverpool and the BBC in Salford and London.
By looking at BBC journalists’ workflows, BBC R&D experiments, and real world events, this research aims to evaluate the impact of automation and Artificial Intelligence in the construction and consumption of news items. This research has materialised itself through several outputs:

Thomas Grogan is Franco-British artist and design researcher based in London. With a background in Industrial and Speculative Design, he has developed a practice that is driven by ethnographic research, investigating current and future social issues surrounding emerging technologies. His work varies from installation, filmmaking, to performance.


Innocence vs Data Theft

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Are Facebook  & Google dangerous? They sure are. Disrupt the accepted wisdom of safety. We need to reinvent, and own, new ways of using the digital world to promote freedom of expression and freedom from exploitation by capitalism.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Phil has been writing full time for the past 14 years.   Inspired and fascinated by fiction since childhood Phil started writing in his early teens.  Alongside his writing he has also been creating photography for 50 years, exploring the still image and the written word. In recent years, Phil's writing has run the gamut from feature film screenplay to novels to writer in residence to children's books and more.


Greetings from Streetview! Willa Jamieson

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This photographic project by Willa Jamieson looks at the ethics of surveillance, taking Streetview images of individuals minding their own business in their garden or street, and turning them into postcards. Wish you were here?
Willa Jamieson is a Lincolnshire based photographer studying BA Photography at the University of Lincoln. Her work covers a variety of subjects, primarily focusing on abandoned spaces and derelict landscapes, places discarded by society.

Industrial Quarry, Victoria Roberts

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Large scale black and white images show the magnitude of an industrial quarry and how it disrupts the surrounding landscape. A quarry can have multiple impacts on the environment; visual intrusion, dust, damaged landscape, loss of land and a deterioration in water quality.
Created in response to the Frequency Festival 2019 theme, 'Disruption=Cultural Reinvention', Robert’s photographs put the often-unearthly quarry landscapes front and centre, while her captions explore the work the industry is doing to restore this land to agriculture or woodland.


Frequency is seeking an experienced Event Producer to lead on the delivery of this year’s International Festival of Digital Culture in Lincoln in October 2021. You will be responsible for ensuring all the works are installed to high specifications, taking into consideration both the creative needs of each artist and the audience needs, including Health & Safety / COVID guidance and restrictions. You will have a strong track record of delivery, be resourceful, a self-starter, and able to get the best out of people from a range of backgrounds – from festival stakeholders to graduate interns. You will also need to work to tight deadlines and be solution-focussed. The successful candidate will be responsible for a small production team and the Frequency hosts (volunteer stewards mainly recruited from the University of Lincoln). Fee:
£10,000 inclusive of VAT and all costs (with the exception of accommodation and travel to be agreed) Engagement:
Fixed Term Freelance Contract Term:
19th July – 5th November 2021 The role is flexible with the expectation of working full time for the last 2 weeks of October and the first week of November. Deadline for applications: 2nd July – please submit via email to sam@thresholdstudios.tv Interview dates: 7th and 8th July Please download the full Job Description documents for full details: Job Description: Event Producer FREQUENCY FESTIVAL 2021 (word)
Job Description: Event Producer FREQUENCY FESTIVAL 2021 (pdf)


March 3, 2020Blog, News updates, Online Zone, Other

Get to know the science and software behind creating digital art with six unique digital art workshops in Nottingham, led by artists, designers and toolmakers. These events accompany Sensing Systems, Matt Woodham’s debut solo exhibition which takes place at Bonington Gallery until end of March 2020.

Why Arts Matter – Frequency Launch Event

December 9, 2019Blog, Online Zone, Video

At the launch event of Frequency 2019, University of Lincoln filmed for their Why Arts Matter campaign. Hear from some of the partners of Frequency Festival 2019 and industry guests speak about Why Arts Matter and how we can all help to support and grow the arts.


December 2, 2019Blog, Online Zone

A short film featuring the events, installations, experiences and happenings at Frequency International Festival of Digital Culture 2019.

Why Arts Matter

November 26, 2019Blog, Online Zone, Video

#WhyArtsMatter is a campaign by one of our core festival partners, University of Lincoln, to put arts back on the national, political and social agenda.

Jason Bradbury plays Eleos

November 11, 2019Blog, Online Zone

Find out what tech influencer and brand ambassador, Jason Bradbury (best known as host of TV’s The Gadget Show) thought of arcade game Eleos during Frequency 2019 in this video from Jason's Instagram!

Performing Yourself

November 8, 2019Blog, Online Zone

YouTubers and live artists alike are under pressure to share personal information about their lives. Claire Gaydon writes on the risks of making confessional work, and the need to find ways to protect yourself. This article was originally written by artist Claire Gaydon for Exeunt Magazine and published on 25 April 2019.