Michael Baldwin

Luke Nickel and a Live Archive – An Excerpt from My First Performance of ‘[factory]’

I recently performed Luke Nickel’s [factory] for the first time during a house concert. Luke’s piece is part of a ‘live archive’ project in which I receive information from Mira Benjamin (one of the archives) about a collection of scores within [factory]. Here is a short video excerpt from my somewhat manic performance wherein I obsessively trace the outline of my hand overtop hands in a book on the history of palmistry.

During this portion of my performance, the film My Dinner with Andre was hovering in the back of my mind.