Frequency Festival 2023


Threshold Studios has announced the programme for Frequency 2023, the 7th edition of Lincoln’s free biennial international festival for digital culture, with the theme as EMERGENCE, taking place from 26 – 29 October.

Frequency invites visitors and locals alike to experience Lincoln in an entirely new light as the city is transformed into a digital playground once more. Embracing this year’s Emergence theme, an exciting lineup of highly acclaimed international, national and place-based artists will exhibit and perform their work alongside place-based and new talent, inviting new opportunities for collaboration, creativity and discovery in and around the historic city.

As multi-disciplinary digital artworks intertwine with the city’s centre and surrounding areas, Frequency offers a fresh take on how digital culture can breathe life into public spaces and foster more inclusive cultural experiences. This year’s theme seamlessly interweaves the disciplines of art, science and philosophy, whilst at the same time bringing people together in shared civic and unconventional spaces. Through a varied programme of installations, performances and immersive experiences, visitors are invited to create, learn and play, as well as engage with timely themes such as the impact of AI, genetic selection, and how humans can co-exist with the natural environment.


– The Care Takers by Liminal Creative, a new performative sound installation that explores the human brain and memory, particularly in relation to dementia

– A curiosity box of fascinating creatures by Skulls and Robots, and Climate activist Beccy McCray’s take on co-existing with animals, created in collaboration with University of Lincoln

– Digital art in unlikely locations, such as the new project by Lumo Workshop and young creatives which will take place in Lincoln’s historic Postern Gate

– In two separate exhibitions, Tim Murray-Browne and Maria Mavropoulou explore how AI perceives itself, as well as the world around it

– Studio Go Go bringing VR swings inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s flying machines to the city centre, made possible through the Government’s Be Lincoln Town Fund

Visitors are invited to discover distinct festival zones: the Discovery Zone, where Lincoln’s high street and city centre will be transformed into world of digital innovation, the Campus Zone, the festival’s central hub, featuring the University of Lincoln’s emerging talents, and The Twilight Zone, where visitors can explore digital installations after dusk.

The full Frequency 2023 programme includes:

Discovery Zone

The Thing by Skulls and Robots

Lumo Workshop

The Care Takers by Liminal Creative

Touch and Glow by Make Amplify

Volo by Studio Go Go

INTER/Her by Camille Baker

Diffeomorphism by Tim Murray-Browne

And more

Campus Zone

Co-Existence by Beccy McCray

The Gift by Unforgotten Generation

Surge by Tom Dale

Theatre Electric by Metro Boulot Dodo

And more

Twilight Zone

Polaris by Seb Lee

Castle Square by Stellar Projects

Touch and Glow by Make Amplify

Fabuloso Organ

Ode To…. Graham Elstone/Thomas Hall


Threshold Studios, in partnership with the University of Lincoln and Arts Council England


Liminal Creative, Skulls and Robots, Make Amplify, Camille Baker, Beccy McCray, Unforgotten Generation, Metro Boulot Dodo and more.

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