Art's Birthday! Saturday January 14 2006
Art's Birthday 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. Modest beginnings, but look at us now!
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 art.
On this 43rd Art's Birthday, Video Pool joins artists and arts organizations around world in celebrating creativity, collaboration, community and the generative power of art. The party will feature a hands-on installation of early video editing technology, streaming performances from networked centres around the world, the Cake Cam live web cam, contests for the best Real & Surreal Cakes, dancing with DJ Bikini, and selected artists performing a new concept in DJ-ing ... DJ 5 Records.
Saturday January 14 evening 8 pm CST 20:00 hr -6 GMT
Location: Video Pool's studio and lounge third floor
Artspace 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Celebrate Art! .... with
A Gala Party, a Party On! Party, a Get Down Party! A Hearty Party! An International Party! A Birthday Party!
A We are Nothing Without You! Join us! Party!
Admission... $10 or free if in costume (birthday party costume!)
Please bring a non-perishable food item for Winnipeg Harvest.CAN-CAN collections for Winnipeg Harvest
New concept in DJ-ing DJ 5 Records....
Dancing with DJ Bikini ....
Real & Surreal Cakes contest...
PoolSide Launch!! .....
CAN-CAN collections for Winnipeg Harvest....
Cake Cam live ...
photos from 2005 Art's Birthday
photos from 2004 Art's Birthday
our local art party partners so far;
our international art party partners so far;
Western Front Vancouver Canada
Kunst Radio Vienna Austria transDaDaExpress