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Friday 15th February 2019

RADMIN Office Party

— The Cube
party to RADMIN - a festival of administration
price: Headfirst Tickets


Performances, tours and entertainments.

In a laid back and social style the 'Office Party' riffs and draws on the rich history of the Cube as a place where creative experiments in IT, HR, bar management, account-keeping, revenue and organisational form have always been core to the project, and sometimes more exciting than the public side. Expect Access All Areas departmental tours, DJs, performers, music plus a Nail Bar.

Cube Tours - File sharing, drinks tasting, money counting, mic testing, till checking and the venue's own Cube Cola lab. Explore the myriad, labyrinthine and micro-complexities of a cinema run by a volunteer work force with day jobs, no jobs and other occupations. Turn up at 8pm to be ushered in.

Nail Bar (Cube Cinema Ltd) - In homage to the sound of nails and fingertips tamping, we offer RADMIN special manicures for £5.

My apologies for the late reply (Ingrid Vranken / FoAM) - In the fairy tale of The Wild Swans, a girl stubbornly takes on the overwhelming and repetitive task of making 11 sweaters out of nettles in order to save her brothers. Her work takes up several years, but in the story itself only a couple of sentences describe this long period of determination and seclusion. Can we relate to her labour, beyond the idyllic image of weaving in forests, by looking at how production and labour in contemporary life are made invisible? What are our own endless, overwhelming tasks that create desires of retreat and the risk of getting burned?

Songform as Time and Motion (Richard Youngs) - How best to come up with the cultural goods as quickly as possible? The artist and musician Richard Youngs, with fellow RADMIN song crafters and band members, create an unique musical performance that derives from melody creation procedures, standard times and techniques for overcoming the creative cul-de-sac of perceived perfectability. Drudgery will never have been such fun.

The Microplex DJ Work Force - A hybrid and social way of rocking and rolling with music styles and forms (CD, MP3, Vinyl and Tape) as various elements of the Cube team play songs and tracks from all kinds of sources...all night long.


RADMIN - What can artists do for business?

At a time where the legitimacy of 'business as usual' has been called spectacularly into doubt, new thinking and practice around how we do business is urgently sought. Open to individuals and collectives, artists, producers, administrators and creative organisations, we will gather at RADMIN, Britain's first Festival of Administration, to erase, ghost-write and re-file, over three days of receptions, discussions, dinners, provocations and office parties.

RADMIN is a summit in which we will reconsider the 'dull' spaces of administration, managing, trading and maintenance, not as a set of largely hostile impediments which invade or co-opt arts practice but as sites for critical and creative enquiry, radical histories, experiments, politics, wild imaginaries and meaningful work.

With: 3 Stages of Succession, The Ad Hoc Collective, Centre for Plausible Economies, Common Wallet, Company Drinks, Cube Cinema, CUPS (Creative University Professional Services), Different Space, Drawing Exchange, Feral Trade, FoAM, The Incidental Unit, Institute for Experiments with Business, IRATIONAL.ORG, Legal Eagles, Polar Produce, Port O' Bristol, Plumbmaid, Richard Youngs, The School for Organizing, Trade Show, UWE Business School, The Viriconium Palace AND OTHERS.

The festival runs over three days and nights, with a festival ticket that provides access to all the events and some indvivdual tickets for Friday night's Office Party and Saturday's RADMIN activities.