Art's Birthday 2007
*Bring your portable cd player (ghettoblaster), flashlight, party hat, and thermos.*
Since the proclamation of Fluxus artist Robert Filliou in 1963, January 17th happens to be Art's Birthday. Art was thus born 1,000,000 years ago and artists and artist groups everywhere around the globe celebrate this important anniversary by organizing international events and network art happenings, and by eating cake and offering gifts to Art. Every year, Art's Birthday becomes an occasion for exchange between artists and art events. The Eternal Network grows this way by exploring the telecommunications arts.
SCHEDULE :: 5 pm Gathering at OBORO, 4001 Berri, suite 301 (tea and hot chocolate wil be served // bring: your mug / thermos! Interactive installation from Jason E. Lewis, Everything You Thought We'd Forgotten. :: 5:45 pm Departure from OBORO for the psychogeographique sound walk, organized by UpgradeMtl, with electronic music of: I8U, Fishead, Tim Hecker, Saibotuk. Bring your portable CD ghettoblaster to broadcast the music in public. (don't forget the batteries!). Cds will be distributed. :: 6:30 pm Carré St-Louis with Jasa Baka and Tyr Jami (Parlour Treats) for a short festive performance (**bring birthday hats and flashlights**) //// Parlour Treats are Jasa Baka and Tyr Jami, an outlandish sister team. They invite you into their outdoor Parlour for an experience of cake. A treat you knew you wanted when you were five but couldn't reach through to your imaginary world for. Come have a piece, if you can catch it! :: 7 pm + Art's Birthday party at the StudioXX Tyr Jami performance (cello) On-line performance by Kelly Andres, virtual resident from Lethbridge, Alberta. Music, cakes, drinks! En collaboration avec Upgrade Mtl The Upgrade is an autonomous, international and grassroots organization of monthly gatherings for digital culture and the technology arts. Upgrade Montreal is generously supported by the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], through networks of the Upgrade International, the various partners we work with, the artists who donate their time and the personal energies of its organizer triumvirate of tobias c. van Veen, Sophie Le-Phat Ho & Anik Fournier. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * INFORMATION: Studio XX: 514-845-7934 studioxx.org firstname.lastname@example.org www.artsbirthday.net upgrademtl.org theupgrade.sat.qc.ca www.theupgrade.net
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