Frequency Festival 2015, Lincoln

21-31 October 2015

Frequency Festival 2015: Liberation

2015 celebrated the 800th year of the signing of the Magna Carta and the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. 

The third iteration of Frequency Festival hosted an extraordinary programme of digital art exhibitions, bespoke installations, live performance and energetic debate around the theme of Liberty, freedom and the digital revolution.

Data trails, predictive policing, consumer profiling; what are the ethics of a Big Data society? What are the rights of the Cybercitizen? The debates call for a new Magna Carta Digita, encoded by the people for the people.

The city of Lincoln is home to one of only four surviving copies of the ‘Great Charter’, which is recognised as the foundation of constitutional democracy and the source of many of the civil liberties enjoyed in free countries today.

Digital artists and interactive designers from across the globe, up and down the UK, and from the local area presented new and exciting works of art exploring how the digital revolution has impacted, transformed and enhanced contemporary ideas of liberty and freedom.

A key festival highlight was Seeper, the acclaimed collective which has produced innovative works for the BBC, Glastonbury Festival, Sony and Google, with the specially commissioned world premiere of The One, The Few and The Many at Lincoln Castle, on 30-31 October 2015. Taking place in the heart of the Castle’s medieval grounds, this monumental outdoor projection show reimagined the Magna Carta, and created a unique digital playground through a spectacular light, laser and audio display.