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-=== questions from:  texts/RADMIN_READER_2020.txt === 
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-<blockquote> 
-What is radical admin?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-A group of around 
-20 academics, artists and policy-makers gathered to discuss questions 
-including these ones: How is art regulated in and by participatory and/ 
-or collaborative research?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How does art itself (its aesthetics, institutions, funding, infrastructures) regulate the collaborative research in which it participates?  
- 
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How might art participate in productive critiques of 
-regulatory systems and infrastructures?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-KR to contact the designer and 
-contributors, does AP want to be cc’d in?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-WHAT CAN ARTISTS 
-DO FOR BUSINESS?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Is it any wonder this is the same moment we become 
-less peeved by our systems, structures and formats and more proud of them?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-The very ones we love to hate?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Perhaps it was a case of perception being 
-mistaken for reality?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-But who, I have to ask, will 
-assume the role that Steveni created and held historically of Artist Placement 
-Group’s uber administrator?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Could 
-we in Education Working Group or Incidental Unit again find ourselves in a 
-situation like the dynamic described above?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-This is to say: feminised labour 
-opens up opportunities (placements and others) but is precluded from taking 
-advantage of these because doing administration, maintenance and other care 
-work disqualifies this feminised labour from either being taken seriously as 
-artistic practice or from pursuing other ways to make art?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-And who is this ‘us’?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-This begins with enquiring about open 
-to whom and, vitally, by whom?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-DO YOU REALLY PUT ALL OF 
-YOUR INCOME IN THE COMMON 
-WALLET ACCOUNT?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-DO YOU REALLY DO ALL OF 
-YOUR SPENDINGS FROM THE 
-COMMON WALLET ACCOUNT?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-HOW LONG HAVE YOU 
-BEEN DOING THIS?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-HOW MUCH DO YOU EARN ALL 
-TOGETHER ON AVERAGE?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-YOU MUST ALL HAVE VERY 
-SIMILAR LIVES THEN?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-HOW DO YOU MAKE IT WORK?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-WHO KEEPS TRACK OF WHO IS 
-SPENDING WHAT?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-WHAT IF ONE OF YOU SPENDS 
-MORE THEN THEY BRING IN?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-If we would all 
-be spending exactly what we bring in, then 
-what is the point of making our money a 
-commons?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-WHAT IF YOU DISAGREE ON 
-WHAT SOMEONE IS SPENDING 
-THEIR MONEY ON?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-WHAT DO YOU DO 
-WITH SAVINGS?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-This however 
-brings in a whole new level of complexity 
-and negotiation: Do we collectively save 
-for individual goals and what if we have to 
-select between goals?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Do we collectively 
-save for collective goals?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How do we 
-decide on those goals?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-WHAT HAPPENS IF IT 
-GOES WRONG?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-WHAT IF SOMEONE DECIDES 
-TO BUY A FERRARI?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Do we have enough money on the 
-current account to buy a Ferrari?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU ARE 
-ALL GOOD FRIENDS, RIGHT?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-HAS THE COMMON WALLET 
-SOLVED YOUR MONEY PROBLEMS?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-WHAT IF YOU WANT OUT?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-CAN OTHER PEOPLE JOIN?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-The questions I ask myself are 
-rather: do I trust myself enough?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Do I believe I deserve the others’ trust?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-And am I doing enough?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Am I, in 
-other words, a good provider to the group?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-It is also striking that in the questions I pose myself I continue to individualise myself, rather 
-then thinking ‘are we doing enough?’ ‘how can we be good providers for each other?’.  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-“Should I check how much I spent?” “Oh shit, can I even think this way?” 
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How is it possible to generate equality 
-through the process of collaborative work, given that each individual comes with different 
-kinds of experience that produce diverse knowledge and levels of expertise and different 
-needs, ambitions and ways of doing things?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-• How to conceive the working process in 
-which one’s own needs and interests are 
-aligned with the collective and general ones?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-• How do we value the work which has 
-been performed and what has been jointly 
-produced?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How is this value reassigned 
-to individual collaborators, the working 
-collective and the wider social and natural 
-environment?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What are the prospects for 
-these new values to compete on the capitalist 
-market, which we all depend upon for 
-securing our basic living necessities?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-• How should these jointly produced 
-assets and values be distributed in order to 
-permeate the limits of the working collective, 
-and not weaken it?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Could the experience 
-of collaborative work generate more 
-sustainable social and natural environments 
-and livelihoods which in turn would function 
-as a support for developing more socially 
-and economically equitable relations?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-•How do we protect and secure the 
- 
-communal status of the outcomes of 
-collaborative work within individualised and 
-privatised systems of value?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What is shared 
-and how, to what ends and through which 
-channels, and how might this be mobilised 
-to resist privatisation and support the 
-ongoing production of common values?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Day 
-jobs?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Commissions?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Government funding?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Direct sales?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-A gallerist?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-The 
-informal economy of the precariat?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
- 
-Rather than allowing administration to infect our creative process, how can 
-we keep it in check?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How do we imbue it with something like the ideals 
-from Calvino’s Six Memos — lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, 
-multiplicity and consistency?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How could we reclaim tools of business administration and realign them 
-with more inclusive ethics and an aesthetics of generosity?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Can we increase 
-the probability of success through the numerology of creative accounting?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What promising ways could we imagine of transmuting administration into 
-a creative practice?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What do these materials feel like?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-The 
-smooth texture of printing paper, cool spikiness of paperclips?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What can you hear?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Clicking 
-of the keyboard, shuffling of paper, the whirring of a shredder… something else?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What 
-does your office space smell like?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-The scent of paper archives, or dusty floors, or the slightly 
-plasticky waft emanating from hot computers?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How does your body 
-feel — your shoulders, throat, chest, your hands or your belly?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Is there some tightness, 
-cramping, squeezing?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What thoughts arise?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What emotions?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-You might wonder — why would I engage with administration at all if 
-it poses such an existential threat to my wellbeing?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What, or what can we artists do… 
-When handling financial instruments feels dangerous?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-When funding applications read like incomprehensible occult texts, and accounting 
-spreadsheets are as indecipherable as the Kabbalah?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-When the language of funding appears too obscure, impenetrable, as if fuelled by a hostile 
-alien logic?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-So could the tools of the dark arts help us engage with the bureaucratic and 
-economic strategies deployed around us?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Or, if we want to go a step further, 
-how do we consciously engage in the manipulation of reality through 
-administrative activities?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What if you could use some of 
-these instruments to pay your collaborators who are unable to get work 
-permits in your country?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Or if you could facilitate sharing of infrastructure 
-amongst distributed collectives?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What if you could reduce administrative 
-complexity?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What current obstacles that you are facing could be overcome 
-with experiments in the grey areas of global finance?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-While we may be relieved 
-to outsource paperwork to AI administrators, what might be their hidden 
-costs?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Where is your home?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What does your home look like?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-If there are windows, what can you see 
-outside, what are the surroundings like?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Who are you?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What do you look like?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What are you wearing?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What is your body posture?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Are you sitting, standing, lying down, moving?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What are you doing?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What is your work?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Are you working to live or do you live to work?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Do you work alone or are you surrounded by your collaborators, human or otherwise?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How 
-are other entities engaged in your work?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What do they look like?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How do you communicate 
-with them?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Does your work support your livelihood?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Is there money in your world?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-If so, what is the role 
-of money in your life?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-If not, what is valued, what is exchanged?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What would become 
-important?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-How would you spend this last month?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Who would you be with, work with, share your life 
-with?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What if you had only a few minutes of life left in this world?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What would you really 
-care about?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What would you want to take with you, if anything?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What matters?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Why, then, does the idea persist?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Q: Where does the money come from?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-So that's more about accountability rather than accounting?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What is the legal status of this raffle?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Do we need use the Chatham House Rule, in that we might not 
-want to talk about it outside of this room?As far as I know, in the UK you're not allowed to 
-gamble without a license?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Can we blog about this?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-I just wanted to double-check: if somebody can't be here because she's sick, is she disqualified?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-The pitch isn't going to be judged?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-So you can say any old shit?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Can you represent someone else's project?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-It's good that we listed the 
-National Health Service as a supporter in the festival budget (READER p. 34) 
-Can I make a suggestion?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Can you represent the other people in your delegation?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-That's what being a delegate is... 
-Where will the money be paid from - is that anonymous too?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Q: If you win, who invoices for the money?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Is the money taxable?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Where should that line 
-lie?.  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-And the delegation that wins, do they have to carry out their business idea?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Based on the other financial experiment that happened earlier in the festival (READER p. 12) - I realise 
-time is limited but does anyone want to create any ground rules for the person who wins 
-the money?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Do we want to have three bullet points on how they should spend it, or does 
-everyone want to keep it completely open?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Are the stubs meant to be in the hat?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Hendo, do you want to just quickly explain what you're doing?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Do you have a raffle ticket?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-IBEX: Shall we begin?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Is this being recorded?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-What kind of recording?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-FoAM: From here or over there?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-HENDO: the countdown's there so - are you ready?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Gainsborough Wharf?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Port 
-O'Bristol?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-RAMDIN: Anyone who has a ticket 
-who wasn't on the list?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
-<blockquote> 
-Anyone here who is not in the raffle?  
-</blockquote> 
- 
  
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