Kunstradio’s Art’s Birthday Party 2011: Viral Radio
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, a performer and choreographer, and Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, a composer and turntablist, have developed the project “Viral Radio” and present a range of activities and interactivities 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.
Viral Radio is a cooperation with subnet – platform for media art and culture, and the university project NeWAiR.
Idea and program: Brigitte Wilfing and Jorge Sánchez-Chiong
With: Kid 606, Pure, Martin Siewert, Ernesto Molinari, Thomas Wagensommerer, Magdalena Chowaniec, Peter Kozek, Jan Dekc, Anne Grabs a.o.
When: Monday 17. January 2011, 8.30pm
Where: ORF Funkhaus, Argentinierstrasse 30a, 1040 Vienna, Austria