On Wednesday 23 October, we introduced the inaugural THE MEET UP event to set the scene for Frequency Festival 2019. The event brought together the collective voices of the creative industries to explore ways in which we can move diversity forward in a technological age and help shape the future of digital.October 31, 2019 on Blog, Blog, News, News updates
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…October 26, 2019 on Blog, Blog, News, News updates
We are very excited to announce that our fifth edition of Frequency Festival will be hosted in Lincoln from 24–27 October 2019.November 20, 2018 on Blog, Blog, News
We have now brought Frequency Festival 2015 to a close.
This year we’ve ventured deep into the heart of the internet, taken a journey under the sea and fought for our right to dream. We found out if we were pretty or ugly and whether that even matters, we saw just how much the internet knows about us and heard the noise our digital communications create. We took a road trip through the US, got buried alive, flew into space from our apartments and even found enlightenment in a shopping centre. All in just ten days.November 4, 2015 on News
WHO ARE SQUIDSOUP?
Squidsoup is an internationally based group of artists, researchers and designers (UK/NO/AUS/NZ), their main members are Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Chris Bennewith, Liam Birtles, and Ollie Bown. Their work combines sound, physical space and virtual worlds to create immersive environments for events, festivals and galleries, utilising digital and interactive media to give the participants an active role within the work they are experiencing. The design and new media arts collective have created shows and installations internationally for a vast amount of events, winning awards including 2013 Bronze medal, Best Awards Spatial Design/Installations (NZ), 2013 Finalist, Installations, Architecture Now Interior Awards (NZ), 2013 Professional Notable Honoree, Core77 Design Awards (US), 2000 Winner, Best Online Art, International EMMA Awards (UK), and currently shortlisted for 2015 Lumen Prize and 2015 DARC awards. Squidsoup have also worked on Live shows creating 3D stage lighting design.
WHAT ARE THEY BRINGING TO FREQUENCY 15?
Building on their previous immersive light installation projects Aeolian light (2014) and Submergence (2013), Enlightenment (2015) uses a large array of responsive LEDs to surround and immerse the visitors. Allowing them to walk through the light display and directly interact with the work.
Originally commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral, and inspired by the impact of Magna Carta, Enlightenment explores the effects that the document has had in the last 800 years. ‘Magna Carta has come to symbolise key messages of human rights and equality – concepts that have rippled through space and time. But these ripples have been physical as well as intellectual – the ideas are highly charged and often challenge the status quo, resulting in a long list of power struggles and conflicts.’
The result is a beguiling, disorienting and immersive experience that alters our perceptions of space, place and each other.
Find out more about the installation from Salisbury Cathedral and the links to Magna Carta in the short documentary below.
You can experience this light display throughout the festival in the Waterside Shopping Centre
Squidsoup have featured on The Creators Project and the visual culture blog Colossal.
Supported by Waterside Shopping Centre.
WHO IS RICHARD KNIGHT?
Richard Knight works creatively with the form of the radio show, exploring W.S. Burrough’s premise that the cut-up is a means to travel in both time and space.
Last year, his eighteen ‘The Four Points Are Thus Beheld’ radio shows for Tyneside Cinema’s Basic.fm were well received. These were a series of ‘uncurated’ explorations of sound, focusing on spoken word, poetry and field recordings.
His arts practice has developed over a period of forty years, from the early days of the London Film-makers Co-op to community arts in Lincolnshire. He is an experienced performer, graffiti artist, and a collaborator in a variety of fields. He teaches, writes and broadcasts.
The themes of his work are not always ‘conscious’, rather, they emerge through the process of the work.
WHAT IS RICHARD BRINGING TO FREQUENCY 15?
‘Internal Landscapes’ is a radio show that represents a complex drift though the city of Lincoln, moving through both space and time.
Through the use of the cut-up we encounter different characters, times and places in Lincoln’s history as a city, folding in characters both real and invented, incorporating moments from the festival, conversations, monologues and various field recordings which use binaural sound to create perspective and a poetic sense of the City as a Whispering Gallery of haunted memories.