Frequency 2021 Programme



Repositorium- Thomas Buckley

Date: 28th – 31st Oct

Time: 12noon-8pm

Location: St. Mary le Wigford Church

Digital Democracies’ first artist in residence, Thomas Buckley, will present his brand new multi-sensory installation as part of Frequency 2021.

Memories have been teased into wardrobes and everyday items. As you interact with this multi-sensory installation, they will be revealed.

Give in to your curiosity and explore the assembly of archival objects (wardrobes, rocking chairs, umbrellas) that have taken up residence outside St Mary le Wigford Church. These objects offer up some extraordinary stories from those who live or have lived in Lincoln. As you interact, each will reveal memories hidden inside.

Through a playful use of scent and immersive technology, light artist and storyteller Thomas Buckley hopes to inspire a feeling of connection as you take a fleeting glimpse into the lives of Lincoln.

About the Artist

Thomas Buckley works as an artist and storyteller using digital media. He often works in projection, immersive technologies (VR, AR, XR) and interactive installations. His work is often about using digital or XR outcomes as a poultice to draw out our humanity.

“I believe public opinions around technology and humanity are too dichotomous: Technologies are developing rapidly to respond to our physicality and personal information. Seeing ourselves as lacking control over this, or as being intrinsically separate from technology will I believe lead to an immoral and anti-human digital culture.”

Twitter – @_thomasbuckley

Instagram – @thomasadambuckley

About the Commission

This commission has been supported by funding from the High Streets Heritage Action Zones Cultural Programme and supported by Digital Democracies.

About High Streets Heritage Action Zones
The High Streets Heritage Action Zones is a £95 million government-funded programme led by Historic England, designed to secure lasting improvements and help breathe new life into our historic high streets for the communities and businesses that use them. Historic England is working with local people and partners to unlock the rich heritage on these high streets, through repair and improvement works as well as arts and cultural programmes, making them more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.

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About Digital Democracies

Digital Democracies is a two-year programme led by Threshold Studios and supported by Arts Council England. Digital Democracies connects three UK-based commissioning festivals, Frequency International Festival of Digital Culture (Produced by Threshold Studios), Freedom Festival (Produced by Freedom Festival Arts Trust) and Brighton Digital Festival (Directed by Lighthouse) to explore the intersection of technology, art and public space.

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