2007 art's anniversary
connected artists worldwide
wednesday january 17, 2007
okno brussels connected worldwide
OKNO will participate to the celebration of Art's Aniversary 2007, this in memoriam to Robert Filliou who declared on January 17 1963 that Art had been born exactly 1,000,000 years ago when someone dropped a dry sponge into a pail of water....
For the brussels 2007-edition there will be performances of: society of algorithm, so-on, billy bultheel & ronald boenders, shelbatra jashari, isjtar, jacques foschia&tetsuo kogawa, and connected many more ...
Art's Birthday Party has never been a formal event but was always organised on an ad hoc basis through the network.
Every participating location (and they are different every year) organises its own party - from a few friends in a private studio to a performance evening in a museum, gallery or radio station.
The only condition is that each group is able to send and receive birthday presents for Art. Since 1994 this has usually meant using the Internet in one form or other.
Filliou's invention of Art's Birthday is wonderfully absurd and humorous in the typical Fluxus tradition of serious fun. So the global birthday party for art has always tried to be fun while paying homage to Robert Filliou's dream of The Eternal Network.
info on art's birthday party 2006: www.okno.be/node.edit.php?nid=590
info on art's birthday party 2005: okno.be/old/en/past/expo_41.html
info on art's birthday party 2004: okno.be/old/en/past/expo_30.html