2006 art's anniversary
universal language, streaming so-on
tuesday january 17, 2006
Project for a Network Collaborative Broadcasting Celebration of Art’s Birthday 2006
For innovations, against renovation! [Bertolt Brecht, 1938]
90 years ago, on 5th February 1916, the Cabaret Voltaire opened in Zurich. It became a official birthplace of DADA (and in a way of The sonic art or Ars Acustica as well). While the First World War was erasing millions of human beings and traditional hierarchie in large scale, several young intermedia artists, performers and writers from different countries met in Zurich. Here in the seclusion of the neutral Switzerland founded the group the first “transnational” and multilingual avantgarde movement. For some period Dada functioned as an international network and spread out globally - building centres (and epicenters), initiating interventions in New York, Paris, Geneva, Berlin, Cologne, Hanover, Zagreb, Barcelona, Italy, Holland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Russia, Rumania, Hungary and South America.