The Ambience Factory
Location: 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham, B1 3HE – View Map
Mon, November 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
Sophie Bullock and Sophie Huckfield are ‘The Ambience Factory’, a faux corporate mindfulness business, whose remit is to ease its clients’ work anxiety through satirising the techniques of the ‘McMindfulness’ movement and developing “stress relieving” products and digital technologies.
For Maker Monday, Ambience Factory will be performing an ironic PowerPoint presentation, which will not only present their corporate strategy but also invite the audience to take part in their unique and uplifting Mindfulness exercises proven to increase productivity, resilience and focus. Following this life-changing presentation, they will be joined by leading experts in the realms of sociology, philosophy and activism from The Contemporary Philosophy of Technology Research Group (CPTRG), to discuss the adoption of workplace well-being programmes under neoliberalism, and the benefits of cross-disciplinary practices between the arts, academia and technology.
This promises to be a fun evening, with artists Sophie Bullock and Sophie Huckfield using comedy as a tool to dissect neoliberalism and playfully respond to academic research, often inaccessible to non-academic audiences.
Follow Ambience Factory on Instagram – @ambiencefactory.
Be prepared to be provoked and entertained in equal measure.
As always, we will keep the inspiration flowing (the first drink is on us) and food.
Places are limited and will go fast and booking is essential.