Tim Youd's Performance Exhibition of Elmore Leonard's GET SHORT Set for Art Week Miami, 12/4-8
New York, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Santa Ana and now Miami; Artist Tim Youd continues his ongoing series of durational performances with his re-typing of Elmore Leonard's crime fiction classic Get Shorty as part of his literary performance art exhibition at the Coagula Curatorial Gallery room 218 (second floor) at the Aqua Art Fair during Art Week Miami, December 4th - 8th, 2013, located at 1530 Collins Ave Miami, FL 33139.
Artist Tim Youd performs the re-typing of entire novels on a single piece of paper, utilizing the same make and model typewriter used by the original author. In his process, Youd covers a piece of paper with a top sheet, so that the underlying page receives the indentation from the keys but not the ink, except where the typewriter keys break through the top sheet. The result is a highly formal yet very surprising diptych - the top sheet densely covered in ink, mirrored against a heavily indented but mostly un-inked page.
Geography is integral to the performance. Youd looks to conduct his retyping in a location germane to the author's life, or to some facet of the novel itself. For example, Youd's performance of Charles Bukowski's Post Office took place in the back of a rented pickup truck in the parking lot of the same downtown Los Angeles post office where Bukowski sorted mail for twelve years. This December in the Coagula Art booth at Aqua Art Miami, Tim Youd will create the Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty.