Art's Birthday

Jan 17, 2013 1:20 am
Art's Birthday: An annual exchange-art event celebrated on January 17 by a loose collection of artists and artist organizations around the world. "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. Artists have celebrated Art's Birthday with lavish parties and gatherings, correspondence and mailart, and through Telematic networks using SloScan TV, Videophones, music composed for telephone lines, modem-to-modem MIDI connections, early bulletin board and chat systems, and (starting in the mid 1990's) the Internet. free103point9: transmission arts and WGXC 90.7-FM will broadcast several of these events Jan. 17-Jan. 20. Live broadcast and "art" broadcasts overnight Jan. 17, and archived art's birthday broadcasts from all over the world from 10 p.m. Sat. Jan. 19-6 a.m. Sun., Jan. 20 on free103point9 Online Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM.