Radio broadcast, satellite connection, internet, space, people, art, water, bucket, sponge = global celebration = 1.000.051 Art’s Birthday
The 10th birthday celebration in the production of Czech Radio and the European Broadcasting Union takes place annually not only at places of importance to the development of the Czech culture, but also at various places around the world, including the European radio broadcast and internet. This year’s celebration will take place in collaboration with the Experimental space NoD in the attendance of artists from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and the USA. All four concerts will be linked by a textual-acoustic performance of Jaromír Typlt. The evening will open with an exhibition of the “Minutový komixxx” project in café NoD. It was on January 17th 1963 that the worldwide tradition of Art’s Birthday was initiated. In those days one of the members of the Fluxus Movement, Robert Filliou, said that art had been born 1.000.000 years ago when a prehistoric artist threw a dry sponge into a vessel filled with water. Ever since that time artists from all over the world have been organizing a global “birthday party” which harks back to the famous performance gesture of Filliou’s, as well as to his dream about the eternal linkage of artists – The Eternal Network.