Art's Birthday: y a r t s t h d a b i r


Was art born on a specific day? According to French artist Robert Filliou, it was.

"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."

Using generative sound tools and Western Front's Scrambled Bites server, we're providing an interpretation of the original song that "happy birthday" was derived from. "Good Morning to all" was written by two sisters as a classroom ditty.

More information: y a r t s t h d a b i r.

All this, and a host of other international guests will contribute towards the proposed Art's Birthday on the 17th of Jan, round the clock. For more info, see the Art's Birthday Schedule.

Posted on January 14, 2004