Lincoln PoPS

Play on P Street

September 21 and 22

Open Call

Global Frequencies

Everything we know about the world we know from mass media. With latest information technology such as the World Wide Web, the world has changed dramatically and shrunk to the size of a screen. We can walk the streets of Lincoln, Nebraska via Google Earth and connect with anyone who is online.

For more than two decades, the term global has meant a social shift from politics to economics. German sociologist Ulrich Beck has called this global transformation “Second Modernity,” where both political and cultural life is overshadowed by the dominance of the markets.

Today, we must realize that global is a construct that has developed in parallel with its technological presence and visual representation. And we also need to be aware that the creators of this technology are the creators of this world. These dominant strings do actually influence the sound of the world, not only due to the ignorance of the entirety of the living world, but also because the number of strings is limited.

Global Frequencies calls for strings and voices to expand the sound of the world. The audible rather than the visible can create immediate situations and communities. Public speaking, public noise, public debate – we re-enter the confusion of the languages and the debate and discourse of the ancient agora. In recent years, along with a critical examination of neoliberalism in culture, artists have found new forms of writing and speaking, while performance, installation and theater are at the forefront of contemporary art.

Global Frequencies will reflect the global with voices and sounds of the world. All forms and media are welcome, from the human body to the art object, from video to installation, from performance to painting – the only likely restriction is the sound quality of the works.

Open to individuals and groups of all disciplines. Please download our document that details how to apply.

Application Deadline April 6, 2019, 11:59pm CST


A festival of play and public art on September 21 and 22, 2019 on P Street from Antelope Creek Park, government complex, to Lincoln, Nebraska’s business district. Produced and directed by Robert Ladislas Derr, curated by Matthias Ulrich, in cooperation with and sponsored by the City of Lincoln and Downtown Lincoln Association.

Robert Ladislas Derr is a visual artist known for performances from live to intervention and multimedia installations, which have been presented around the world. He has organized many events and exhibitions such as William Pope.L’s The Black Factory at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Matthias Ulrich has been a curator with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt since 2004. He has perspicaciously produced a bounty of exhibitions from the serious to playful. In Playing the City I, II, and III, he revealed to us that the social plays a central role in the discourse of art exhibitions.

Special Thanks
Lori Thomas, Ground Support
Collin Rasmussen, Logo Design
Lynn Derr, Website and Social Media

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Sponsored by the City of Lincoln and Downtown Lincoln Association with generous support also provided by the Woods Charitable Trust, Lincoln Community Foundation, and numerous local partners.



Contact us by email: playonpstreet@gmail.com