Montreal 01.17.2007 – Arts Birthday

Join us for an audio walk
WEDNESDAY, January 17th 2007

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Since the proclamation of Fluxus artist Robert Filliou in 1963, January 17th happens to be Art’s Birthday. Art was thus born 1,000,000 years ago and artists and artist groups everywhere around the globe celebrate this important anniversary by organizing international events and network art happenings, and by eating cake and offering gifts to Art. Every year, Art’s Birthday becomes an occasion for exchange between artists and art events. The Eternal Network grows this way by exploring the telecommunications arts.

This audio-walk will lead us to strange places of psychogeographic
resonance in the city as part of the celebration of Art’s Birthday. We will
begin with hot wine at Oboro and finish with performances organised by

with audio work from:


:: 5 pm
Gathering at OBORO, 4001 Berri, suite 301 (tea and hot chocolate wil be served // bring: your mug / thermos !
Interactive installation from Jason E. Lewis, Everything You Thought We’d Forgotten.

:: 5:45 pm
Departure from OBORO for the psychogeographique sound walk, organized by UpgradeMtl, with electronic music of :
i8u, Fishead, Tim Hecker, Saibotuk.

Bring your portable CD ghettoblaster to broadcast the music in public. (don’t forget the batteries!). Cds will be distributed.

:: 6:30 pm
Carré St-Louis with Jasa Baka and Tyr Jami (Parlour Treats) for a short festive performance (**bring birthday hats and flashlights**)

//// Parlour Treats are Jasa Baka and Tyr Jami, an outlandish sister team. They invite you into their outdoor Parlour for an experience of cake. A treat you knew you wanted when you were five but couldn’t reach through to your imaginary world for. Come have a piece, if you can catch it!

:: 7 pm +
Art’s Birthday party at the StudioXX
Tyr Jami performance (cello)
On-line performance by Kelly Andres, virtual resident from Lethbridge, Alberta. Music, cakes, drinks!

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brought to you by_
tobias, Anik & Sophie
Janvier 2007

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The Upgrade is an autonomous, international and grassroots organization of
monthly gatherings for digital culture and the technology arts. Upgrade
Montreal is generously supported by the Society for Arts and Technology
[SAT], through networks of the Upgrade International, the various partners
we work with, the artists who donate their time and the personal energies of
its organizer triumvirate of tobias c. van Veen, Sophie Le-Phat Ho & Anik

tobias c. van Veen _ tobias @
Anik Fournier _ anik @
Sophie Le-Phat Ho _ sophie @