Artist Spotlight: Studio Above&Below

Frequency Festival are very excited to showcase Studio Above&Below’s work, Digital Atmosphere; an interactive, mixed reality sculpture providing an interesting narrative on pollution and climate change. Find out more about the artists of the work in this post.

October 27, 2021 on Blog

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

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Highlights: Day 3 of Frequency 2019

Video highlights of day 3 at Frequency Festival 2019, Lincoln.

November 27, 2019 on Blog

Artist Focus: Mike Downing and Adam O’Meara

Mike Downing and Adam O’Meara are Lincoln based photographers and educators at the University of Lincoln for the School of Film and Media.
Mike Downing returns to Frequency, after showing Come Here, I Need You (Frequency 2013) and Failed Heirlooms (Frequency 2011).
Have you ever wondered what a portrait of you and your partner combined looks like? You and your family, friends or neighbours?
Adam and Mike bring Pedestrian Encounters, a participatory installation to create blended portraiture.
Typically portraiture seeks to emphasise the individual. Composite portraiture liberates us from this. All that is common remains, all that is individual tends to disappear.
Saturday 24th & 31st 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday Oct 25th & Nov 1st 11.00 – 16.00
5 Guildhall Street Lincoln Kodak Shop
Visit Adams Website
Visit Mike’s Website

October 10, 2015 on Blog, News updates

Artist Focus: IntAR-Media

Lincoln based company IntAR-Media is a digital consultancy which helps businesses get involved in the digital future by creating interactive technology solutions including apps and software.
IntAR-Media was started by University of Lincoln graduate Stephen Fisher who, after being involved in smaller projects and working part time as a game journalist, decided to start out on his own with a company that shared his values. Fisher believes that technology should be used as a tool for learning and creative expression and that budget means nothing without passion and the aim to change the world for the better.
Stephen produces work ranging from Augmented reality, photography and character design.

Fisher and IntAR-Media worked closely with Frequency to develop a fun and engaging app for the festival – the first of its kind – that aims to enhance the experience of the festival-goers by giving users an interactive guide to the schedule as well as extra information and mini games to accompany their journey along the festival trail. 
We got the chance to ask Stephen a few questions:
What will the Frequency Festival App bring to Lincoln this October?
The Frequency application is for me not just a tool for providing information rather a method of engaging audiences via technology and encouraging exploration and education. Games are often seen as a form of escapism where anything is possible and no penalties lie and it is this, which has driven forward my interest into game design and interactive media as a whole. As a whole I believe people can achieve great things however we are often scared to do so, events like Frequency festival brings communities and expression together giving light and happiness.
What are you looking forward to about this years festival?
I am personally looking forward to meeting and seeing the talented work of my peers and delve into new worlds and passion that so many artists have clearly put into this years Frequency.
What does liberation mean to you?
Liberation for me is not just about the freedom of expression we as creative’s have but the responsibilities we have to inspire and help others reach their dreams.
Visit IntAR-Media

See Stephens work
Tweet @IntARMedia

September 29, 2015 on Blog, News updates

Artist Focus: Compagnia T.P.O

Compagnia TPO is based in Prato, Italy, with a variety of talents within their team they utilise theatre, dance and visual arts to interact with the audience. They mix art and play as interactive technologies allow the audience to immerse themselves in the show and use their bodies and movement to explore the space around them. This audience involvement creates unique interactive shows for children as well as installations for galleries and museums to introduce a younger audience to a world of contemporary arts.
Travelling over from Italy, TPO the interactive theatre group are bringing you and your children a fantastic multimedia show, immersive and interactive, mixing dance, music, projections and sculpture let your imagination run wild with this show. BLEU! dives into the world of sea creatures and ancient ruins, take a journey of discovery, explore the place and interact with the show through movement of the body.

“Visual, emotional and immersive theatre. Space is the protagonist in TPO’s shows with its images, colours and sounds. Thanks to the use of interactive technologies every show is transformed into a ‘sensitive’ environment where the thin border between art and play can be experienced.” – Insite Arts
Some of their past shows include Saltbush and Babayaga.
Catch the performances on Saturday 24th October and dive into a world of fish and sea creatures during Frequency 2015.
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September 25, 2015 on Blog, News updates

Artist Focus 33: Blast Theory

“Blast Theory seems finally to offer Britain a theatre group that delves into our popular culture to create deeply challenging work.” The Sunday Times
Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us.
Their list of awards is impressive, they’ve won the Golden Nica for Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica, the Maverick Awards at the Game Developers Choice Awards in the USE and The Hospital’s Interactive Art Award among others. The group has received four BAFTA Award nominations.
Dial Ulrike And Eamon Compliant
To start you call a phone number which is marked on the wall.
You hear a short introduction and choose whether you will be Ulrike or Eamon then hang up. You find a quiet place to begin.
Two minutes later your phone rings: now you are the person you chose. As you hear about the progression that each person makes into violence and death you stare at the everyday surroundings. You might be asked to find a vantage point, to linger near a doorway or to find a nearby bus shelter. You loiter, you gaze into the distance and you use your keypad to make your choices. You hear about TV appearances, the fire bombing of a supermarket and the night that Benno was shot by a cop on a demonstration. Or, as Eamon, you reflect on getting beaten by soldiers as a teenager, the killing of Ivan Toombs and your rise to the ‘Nutting Squad’ in charge of internal security for the IRA.
As Eamon and Ulrike reach the climax of their political actions, you too must make a choice. Hang up now and walk away. Or stay on the line and make a public statement about your political beliefs.
Recordings are uploaded to the web following the festival. Participants receive a text message telling them where to find their recording and those made by others.
A version of this work – Ulrike and Eamon Compliant – premiered at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and has since toured internationally.
Frequency 2013 will host the world premiere of Dial Ulrike and Eamon Compliant.
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October 16, 2013 on Blog, News updates