Kunstradio’s Art’s Birthday Party 2011: Viral Radio
Monday 17. January 2011, 8.00pm
on line: www.kunstradio.at, www.viralradio.at
on site: ORF Funkhaus, Argentinierstrasse 30a, 1040 Vienna, Austria (Free admission)
on air: 11.00 pm – 01.00 am Ö1 Kunstradio
Robert Filliou’s concept of the Eternal Network suggests a virtually self-perpetuating system generating art and ideas around the globe. In 2011, Kunstradio celebrates Art’s Birthday with a performance project referring to this thought: “Viral Radio” plays with mechanisms of viral diffusion, which have evolved with the rise of social platforms such as youtube or Facebook and which have been adopted by whizz salesmen for marketing purposes. However, it is certainly not a product we intend to spread, but: Art. And we don’t even charge for it.
Brigitte Wilfing, performer and choreographer, and Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, composer and turntablist, have developed the project “Viral Radio” and present a range of activities and interactivities with international guests to celebrate the birthday of Art in its 1.000.048th recurrence according to Filliou’s feisty Fluxus calendar.
Highlights of the evening include an interactive radio installation on site and on air, a performance lecture by Brigitte Wilfing, concerts by Kid 606, Pure, Martin Siewert, Ernesto Molinari, Thomas Wagensommerer, Magdalena Chowaniec, Peter Kozek, Jan Deck, Anne Grabs and others, and a screaming contest – whoever is angry, scared or just wants to break the silence: please contribute your loudest screams online http://www.viralradio.at/.
Submission deadline is 16th January, the prize money is worth a month's of family allowance (which faces cuts in Austria) and the jury is the family collective Schwestern Brüll.
A star is is born – a multimedia performance with GiGiGold
A new child of Art will be born on 17th January: hosted by GiGiGold and created by Internet users and the live audience, an artificial persona will emerge from shared experiences from social, political and „special interesting networks”.
Please, do not switch off your phone!
Concept: Brigitte Wilfing and Jorge Sánchez-Chiong
Media artist: Thomas Wagensommerer
Performances: GiGiGold, Magdalena Chowaniec, Miguel Angel Gaspar, Brigitte Wilfing and surprice guests
Music: Jorge Sánchez-Chiong mit Kid 606, Ernesto Molinari, Pure, Martin Siewert and Thomas Wagensommerer
Dramaturgy: Jan Deck
Scream Jury: Schwestern Brüll
Social Networks: Anne Grabs
Video editing: Philipp Kerber
Sound: Martin Leitner, Alfred Reiter
Production management: Edit Rainsborough
Viral Radio is a cooperation with subnet – platform for media art and culture, and the university project NeWAiR, supported by the Cultural Department of the Council of Vienna.