PERFORMANCE Tim Youd: Retyping Ironweed by William Kennedy

Public Program

Tim Youd, artist 100 Novels Project

The 100 Novels Project is an ongoing performance art piece in which Tim Youd retypes novels from beginning to end in locations that play a central role in the novels. 

Employing the same make and model typewriter used by the author, Youd types each novel on a single sheet of paper, which is backed by an additional support sheet. The artist loads the two-ply paper through the typewriter repeatedly, until the entire novel has been retyped. Upon completion, the two pages are separated and mounted side by side as a framed diptych, recalling two pages of an open book with the words obscured.

Youd will be re-typing Ironweed by Albany author William Kennedy.

Performance schedule (subject to change):

  • Sunday, July 15:        12PM-4:45PM  Museum atrium
  • Tuesday, July 17:      10:30AM-1PM | 2PM-4:45PM  Museum atrium
  • Wednesday, July 18: 10:30AM-1PM | 2PM-4:45PM
  • Thursday, July 19:     10:30AM-1PM | 2PM-7:45PM*
  • Friday, July 20:         10:30AM-1PM | 2PM-4:45PM
  • Saturday, July 21:     12PM-4:45PM

Additional events may coincide with Youd's performance. Please check back for updates.

Learn more about Tim Youd's Retypes the Hudson Valley here.

Programming support is provided by the New York State Writer's Institute and Albany Distilling Company.

*On Thursday, July 19 from 6-7:45PM, there will be a special Ironweed tasting by Albany Distilling Company. Join us during Tim Youd’s Thursday evening performance as we toast to an iconic novel with a special tasting of a line of spirits named in its honor. Ages 21+


Image: Tim Youd retyping William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury; 326 pages typed on an Underwood Universal typewriter; Faulkner's home "Rowan Oak," Oxford, MS, June 2014. Photo credit: Robert Jordan, University of Mississippi.

Sunday, July 15 • 12:00pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday, July 17 • 10:30am - 4:45pm
Wednesday, July 18 • 10:30am - 4:45pm
Thursday, July 19 • 10:30am - 7:45pm
Friday, July 20 • 10:30am - 4:45pm
Saturday, July 21 • 12:00pm - 4:45pm

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