Art's Birthday

Jan 17, 2010

Concert, Performance, Gathering


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


Art’s Birthday was a tradition started by French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou who declared, on January 17, 1963, that Art had been born exactly 1,000,000 years prior when somebody dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. Over many decades, artists have continued to organize annual celebrations in the spirit of Filliou’s “Eternal Network” or “La Fête permanente.”

To celebrate Art’s Birthday, Western Front hosted an evening of noise, performance, and experimental music with artists Soressa Gardner, prOphecy sun, and French for Sled Dogs.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.