Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nomadic Academy of Experimental Arts will celebrate Art´s Birthday by re-launching audiovisual blog Maatamo at the 25th hour of 17th of January (that is: immediately after the midnight). The texts of the blog are in finnish.

"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. Modest beginnings, but look at us now.

Filliou proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. In recent years, the idea has been taken up by a loose network of artists and friends around the world. Each year the Eternal Network evolves to include new partners - working with the ideas of exchange and telecommunications-art.

Follow the instructions, fold your hat

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