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28/03/2022 - 23/04/2022

Tending the Garden 


I primarily create work collaboratively with musicians using digitally-recorded oral transmissions as compositional seeds. The resulting works exist only in the memories of my collaborators, making them prone to decay and transformation. During my time at Q-O2, I will explore the idea of “tending” to several of these musical collaborations, including those past and ongoing.


I will perform an interview process with five musicians for/with whom I have created solo performances—Mira Benjamin, Everett Hopfner, Heather Roche, Liam Byrne, and Émilie Girard-Charest. These interviews will range in topics, from our past collaborative work to the musicians’ current directions in their own practises. In engaging with this reflective process, I hope to tend to the garden of these delicate pieces—at once illuminating and upkeeping the rich environments involved in their creation. 


I will also instantiate new growth in one such collaboration at Q-O2. I have invited musicians Liam Byrne and Émilie Girard-Charest to work in the gallery with me to film a video version of our ongoing collaboration Cousins. This will be the first time Byrne and Girard-Charest meet and play together, marking a momentous occasion of new beginnings and deepening relationships.

Luke Nickel 2022

Hannah Ellul
Louise Vind Nielsen - Akkumulator
Marius Tarakdjioglou - Stone Waiting Hall

Q-O2 wordt gesteund door de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de VGC en Creative Europe
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34
B-1080 Brussel