Sunday, 19 February 2017

'Art Birthday Party' at The Anatomy Rooms!

"Art's Birthday" is an annual event first proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou. The concept is pretty simple, this is the official birthday of Art, so why not celebrate it in all its different forms. And thats what happened at The Anatomy Rooms on the 17th January. Partnering with The Space of Pomodoro Bolzano in Regensburg, Germany, both organisations hosted small parties in their respective spaces with a special spinning chair zone that allowed attendees to skype and spin with a stranger in Regensburg. 

As with any birthday party decorations were hung, music was pumped and games were played. Kirsty Russel also made some special cakes for the occasion which somehow ended up on a small trolley being pushed back and forth along the corridor. It was by no means a wild event but it was really fun to have a spin in the chair and share a moment with one of the participants at the other end, pulling faces and trying not to fall off! The Anatomy Rooms offers a studio space that can be more than just studios but offer a social experience too and can be a good place for making connections so even if you're not sure about attending future events you should really just do it, come down and say hi and have a conversation. If we can do it with strangers on Skype then we can do it anywhere!

There's should be a lot more events and talks happening at the space soon and with NUART Aberdeen and Look Again taking place in April its shaping up to be a busy place so keep an eye on their Facebook page for events and opportunities to get involved!