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|In 2012, we are celebrating 25 years of Kunstradio-Radiokunst
and 1,000.049 years of art. Since 1999 Kunstradio has been
participating continuously in the Art’s Birthday network. Before,
in the 1970s and 80s, there have been collaborations between artists
based in Austria and Canada, some under the label Wiencouver, using
telecommunication technologies to establish a virtual space for art.
In this broadcast, the first in a series on Kunstradio’s history and development, we take a look back on Wiencouver events and Art’s Birthday highlights, we consider Robert Filliou’s vision of the Eternal Network in relation to technological development and art movements such as mail art, telecommunication art and transmission art.
Hank Bull, Robert Adrian, and Peter Courtemanche (aka Absolute value of noise) give accounts of their favourite moments in the history of Art’s Birthday and analyse the potential of the idea to celebrate Art as an interconnected festival on January 17th, as proposed by the French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou in 1963. The program was put together by Heidi Grundmann, Andrea Sodomka, Anna Soucek and Elisabeth Zimmermann.
Art’s Birthday network
Art’s Birthday Kunstradio
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