To date over 300 schools in 31 countries have participated in Frequencies. Over the last six months, Cambridge based schools Milton Road Primary School, Newnham Croft Primary School, the Stephen Perse Foundation Schools, Dame Bradbury School and Ridgefield Primary School have been participating in this project.
The children’s mark-making reveals fascinating traces of language, different materials, popular imagery and social interests, and cultural differences across the world. The process enables pupils to voice their creativity through art making that is free from censorship.
Frequencies is a long-term project devised by Colombian-born artist Oscar Murillo, as a collaboration with students aged ten to sixteen from schools across the globe. The project consists of temporarily affixing canvases to classroom desks; the students are not given any materials or instruction as to what they can and cannot do, thus allowing the canvas to register their daily endeavours and conscious and unconscious interventions.