Mira Benjamin — violin, transmission
Angela Guyton — video, realization
Luke Nickel — composer
[factory] is a proposal for collaborative performance action(s). This video realization--“[factory] a long rope”-- was created by Angela Guyton. This video features Mira Benjamin performing sections of her own realization of [factory].
[factory] began as a set of 22 texts written by Luke Nickel. These texts—or verbal scores—were linked by a geographical map, with each text representing an individual conceptual area or room. Luke and Mira Benjamin (the original performer) agreed upon a risky proposal: she would read the texts only once and then delete them, allowing the work to exist solely in her memory and inviting forgettings and linguistic permutations to infect the ephemeral score-object itself. Mira is now the living score for the work, voluntarily responsible for its transferral, transformation and translation.
This video was created with the support of Sound and Music (soundandmusic.org)