1,000.041st Art's Birthday - January 16 - 18
live on line - on site - on air

on line: http://www.artsbirthday.org/
on site: various locations around the globe
on air: January 18th, Kunstradio 22:05 GMT (FM; SW; MW)
A Wiencouver Project.

is an annual event first proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou. He suggested that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art. But one day, on the 17th of January, to be precise, Art was born. According to Filliou, it happened when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water.

Filliou proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. In recent years, the idea has been taken up by a loose network of artists and friends around the world.

Each year the Eternal Network evolves to include new partners - working with the ideas of exchange and telecommunications and radio-art. For the upcoming Art's Birthday (January 17th 2004), the Western Front (http://front.bc.ca) has invited artists to join in a simultaneous birthday party.

From January 16th through to the 18th participating artists will stream audio and images and will use sensors, software, and robotics to join in the creation of activated social spaces that respond to data flow from one site to another. Based on ideas developed during the Scrambled_Bites (http://scrambled.aaeol.ca/) residency, data collected at each location (using various sensors) will be broadcast on the Internet using the Scrambled_Bites message server.

Partners: Artengine, Ottawa; Avatar, Quebec City; Bauhaus University,Weimar; Daniel Jolliffe and Matthew Lewis, Columbus/Ohio; Kunstradio, Vienna; Peep Gallery, Syndney; Radio Kinesonus, Tokyo; solar (virtual) powered sound, Helsinki; Studio XX, Montreal; The Long Distance Howl, Gleisdorf; New Gallery, Calgary; Toy Satellite, Melbourne; Video Pool, Winnipeg; Western Front, Vancouver and others.

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