Frequency returned to Lincoln last month and transformed the city’s rhythm

FREQUENCY International Festival of Digital Culture - a digital festival for everyone - returned to ... November 27, 2019 on Blog, Blog, News, News updates

Artist Focus: New Art Exchange & Galleries of Justice Museum

New Art Exchange (NAE) is a contemporary arts space in Nottingham with free entry. NAE celebrates the region’s cultural richness and diversity. The venue welcomes and holds screenings, symposiums, lectures, exhibitions and activities for families and young people ranging from dance, theatre and music.


The Nottingham Galleries of Justice Museum is an old courthouse and goal, located in the Lace Market, Nottingham. The museum of Crime and Punishment offers a variety of events ranging from free exhibitions and tours and even a unique wedding venus.
Get Up Stand Up!
 The artwork presented at Frequency Festival is a new piece, inspired by and drawing on Get Up Stand Up!, a wider, partnership project, between NCCL (National Centre for Citizenship and the Law), Galleries of Justice Museum and New Art Exchange contemporary art space. This new installation piece, drawing on material from a digitally mastered immersive audio-visual tour at Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham, alludes to civil and human rights and those injustices which continue to impede the right to liberty. With migration as its central theme, the work asks what relevance does the concept of liberation have in society today is it a word for the many or the few?
Rooted in research and consultation on global civil rights, the word “liberation” has become significant in the artist’s practice. To “liberate” invites the questions: by whom; for whom and how? The key driver in the work is to explore these questions through artistic media in ways which are relevant to our societal context.
Sooree Pillay (artistic director/writer) trained at Desmond Jones School Of Mime and Physical Theatre, and later at Ecole Internationale de theatre Jacques Lecoq, as performer and theatre director.
Bernhard Schimpelsberger (music director/composer) is an Austrian-born percussionist who trained in India and as a western drummer.
Karl Ellison (film-maker/editor), has worked internationally as an independent film maker and editor for 15 years.
Juneau Projects (digital mapping) work includes participatory elements involving projection, sound, music, animation and installation. 
 “Get Up Stand Up! came out of the need to engage our communities in an understanding of Civil Rights and the importance of democracy.” Tim Desmond (Chief Executive of the Egalitarian Trust which is comprised of NCCL and The Galleries of Justice Museum)
“It is hoped that Get Up Stand Up! will continue to be a transformational project that engages more people with culture and heritage.”
Find this in the Cellar space, Lincoln Drill Hall.
Tweet: @GOJMuseum @Newartexchange @NCCLinspiring
Visit: New Art Exchange & Galleries of Justice

October 14, 2015 on Blog, News updates

Artist Focus: Tom Dale Company

“lmmerse Yourself in I lnfinite – a fascinating integration of live dance and digital technology from the Tom Dale Company at Dance Base – and the everyday melts away into a bravura haze of cosmic imponderables.” – The Herald (****) Mary Brennan
Tom Dale Company creates collaborative performance work through dance, forming a unique and rich form of expression to reach out and excite new audiences. Testing the boundaries of contemporary dance, with a focus on the synergy between electronic music, digital arts and dance.
Set in a white, digitally animated environment, I Infinite is a mesmerising multi-media dance installation/ performance.
Inspired by the digital world’s quest to re-create life, graphic patterns slice through the space, glowing cubes fracture into a myriad of minuscule squares and pools of light hover in the air like oil on water.
Audiences are free to roam as the spellbinding visual imagery draws them within centimetres of the incredible solo performer whose movement veers between robotic isolation and liquid fluidity.
Locked within a world of finite solutions our dancer embarks on a captivating journey to the infinite.

Choreography/Direction:  Tom Dale
Performers:  Maria Olga Palliani | Joshua Smith
Digital Media Artist: Barret Hodgson
Music/Sound Design: Tom Dale
Including music from:
Fennesz (Track 5; Hotel Parallel),
Alva Noto (Track 4; For)
Loscil (Endless Falls; Endless Falls)
Loscil (Estuarine; Endless Falls)
Loscil (Steam; Plume)
Murcof (Oort, Cosmos)
 What’s On Stage (****)  Chris Hill
“This relationship between the performer and the projected environment is immaculate and by allowing the audience to wander, each individual is free to choose their own viewpoint and take what they want from this enchanting piece.”
Broadway Baby (****) Emily Priestnall
“Infinitely brilliant
I Infinite is an immersive dance experience which truly captures the magic just one dancer can conjure over an audience.”
Fringe Review (****) Clare Simpson
“I infinite is an exquisite gem of a dance piece, combining elements of dance, theatre and installation… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW”

Having shown in China, Croatia and Birmingham, I-Infinite comes to Lincoln this October.
Dance4 presents Tom Dale Company, I Infinite in partnership with Frequency Festival of Digital Culture 2015.
Other Tom Dale Company choreography includes Digitopia, Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red, and Roam.
Tickets available here.
Tweet: @TomDaleCompany

September 26, 2015 on Blog, News updates