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Friday Nights at NOMA: Lecture with Tim Youd
January 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tonight, artist Tim Youd will discuss his recent performance project: 100 Novels. Join us for live music, free art activities, and more!
- 5-8 pm: Art on the Spot
- 5:30-8:30 pm: Music by DJ Marc Stone
- 6:30 pm: Lecture with Tim Youd
About Tim Youd: 100 Novels
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the latest installment of his 100 Novels Project. At the heart of this endeavor is an extended and idiosyncratic literary pilgrimage. Youd journeys across the world to retype 100 works of literature—some canonical, others obscure—in locations germane to each novel. In these charged locations, he uses the original make and model of typewriter employed by the book’s the author to retype each novel in its entirety.
While in Louisiana, Youd will be performing live in NOMA’s galleries and in locations throughout the state, retyping a series of novels set in Louisiana that will include everything from Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer to John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces. During his multi-week performances, Youd retypes each novel onto a single sheet of paper, backed by a second sheet. He runs the doubled paper through the typewriter repeatedly, until every word of the novel has been retyped. Upon completion, the two pages—a positive and a negative image—are mounted as a diptych, representing two pages of a book. These resulting frayed and tattered pages reflect on our relationship to history, memory and creativity, and ask what the practice of novel writing—and reading—might teach us today.
About Marc Stone
DJ Marc Stone has made a stellar name for himself in the Roots music world as a Louisiana Red Hot Records recording artist, collaborator with legends including Walter “Wolfman” Washington, John Mooney, Lillian Boutte and Kirk Joseph, and as guitarist for Louisiana masters including Eddie Bo, Marva Wright, Rockin Dopsie Jr, Terrance Simien, Ernie K-Doe and many others. He brings all of this experience and knowledge, plus his extensive vinyl collection, with him as the host of the Soul Serenade on WWOZ 90.7-fm New Orleans and at his mobile DJ gigs. Sweet soul, burnin’ funk, deep blues and Louisiana classics will all rock your soul every time he drops a needle on wax!