Four Colman Getty has been working on Frequency Festival, a biennial celebration of digital culture which took place in Lincoln from 23 October – 1 November. Presented and curated by Midlands-based media arts producer Threshold Studios, Frequency Festival is brought to the city through an established partnership between the University of Lincoln, Lincoln BIG, Visit Lincoln and Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV).
Taking place for the third time, Frequency transforms Lincoln’s medieval streets into a digital playground. Lincoln is home to one of four surviving originals of Magna Carta, and it is the 800th anniversary of this landmark document for civil liberties and individual rights which has inspired the festival’s theme of ‘liberation’. From the historic foundations of civil rights to modern preoccupations of privacy and data sharing, Frequency brings together both international and UK-based artists from a range of disciplines, inviting us to reflect on the nature of life in a digital world.
Media coverage has so far been achieved through reviews in New Scientist, Design Week and It's Nice That, with national print coverage in the form of The Observer, who explored Lincoln’s commemoration of the bicentenary of 19th century logician and mathematician George Boole, born in Lincoln and largely responsible for the development of what we now know as binary.
Artists and festival organisers have been interviewed across a range of BBC platforms, including a special 5 live Make it Digital report, as well as local broadcast. This has all contributed to a memorable finale last weekend when world-famous studio seeper presented The One, The Few and The Many, a monumental outdoor projection show which reimagined the Magna Carta through a spectacular light, laser and audio display at Lincoln Castle.