Art's Birthday

Jan 15 — 17, 2006



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.” Two concerts were presented in the Grand Luxe Hall as part of the multi-day festivities. 

Chironomy was an audio and video streaming project conceived by Miya Masaoka that explored disembodied sound sources, unpredictable visual and rhythmic time delays, unintended synchronicity and other artifacts of streaming, with an ensemble of musicians performing simultaneously in Vancouver and Vienna, Austria via Kunstradio. 

Inneretina was a concert by Absolute Value of Noise, Luis Barrie, Brady Marks, Josh Brendon, Sinoia Caves, Coingutter, company M, Bobbi Kozinuk, Josh Rose, Jean Routhier, and Joshua Stevenson that took place in a state of total visual sensory deprivation.

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