The Conduction Series: Art's Birthday (Audio)

Jan 17, 2023

The full three-hour radio performance by the Conduction Series who celebrated Art's Birthday 2023 with friends from Kunstradio ORF (Austria), CITR FM (Vancouver, Canada), and Radio CASo (Argentina).

Celebrating Art's Birthday is a tradition started by French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou who declared, on January 17th 1963, that Art had been born exactly 1,000,000 years ago when somebody dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. Throughout the last decades artists continued organising annual celebrations in the spirit of Filliou's "Eternal Network" or "La Fête permanente".

The Conduction Series is a collaborative live radio broadcast produced by a group of sound and transmission artists across the Americas on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley. The group comes together on the first Friday of every month at 4:10pm ET using the web platform Mezcal. Emphasizing LIVE interactivity and media archaeological methods, the series explores themes of migration, feedback, user participation, low-key and on-site interaction with mobile devices, and remote collaboration.

With artists:
Vienna: alien productions, Isabella Forciniti, Rupert Huber, Philip Leitner, noid, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara and the Radio Ironie Orchester.
Graz: Reni Hofmüller.
Buenos Aires: Florencia Curci and Augustín Genoud.
New York State: Jeff Economy, Jimmy Garver, Maximilian Goldfarb
Vermont: José Alejandro Rivera.
Colorado: August Black, Andy Dilallo and Virginia Mantinian.
Vancouver: Deanne Achong, Hank Bull, Peter Courtemanche, Anna Friz, Igor Santizo, and Sarah Shamash.