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Tim Youd to Perform Charles Bukowski's POST OFFICE

@ Terminal Annex Post Office, Downtown Los Angeles

July 17 - 26 | 11AM - 4PM, Daily

@ Coagula Curatorial

July 27 | 3PM - 9PM

Tim Youd, Brooklyn Performance, Coagula Curatorial
Youd performing Henry Miller’s “Tropic of Capricorn” (Brooklyn May, 2013)


Fresh from his critically acclaimed typing performance of Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn on the Brooklyn sidewalk outside of Miller’s boyhood home, Tim Youd is continuing his page turning performances all over the country. Dubbed “regional conceptualism”, Youd performs the works in locales geographically related to either the author’s life or the plot of the novel. And he utilizes the same make and model typewriter used by the author in its original creation, typing the novel on a single page run through the machine over and over.

Youd will be performing Charles Bukowski’s Post Office at the Terminal Annex in the parking lot of the Post Office (Downtown, Los Angeles) from July 17 - 26, 11am - 4pm each day.

On July 27, Youd moves his location to Coagula Curatorial, where he will finish the performance as part of the PERFORM CHINATOWN festival, from 3pm - 9pm.

With each exhibition, Youd also constructs a tangible companion piece to marry with every performance, consisting of his sculpted typewriter “portraits” as well as a self-portrait of himself reading the performed works.


Terminal Annex Post Office

900 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, July 17th - Saturday, July 26th, 2013

11am to 4pm, Daily


About the Charles Bukowski's Post Office Performance:

Youd will perform the entirety of Charles Bukowski’s Post Office on an Underwood Champion in the parking lot of the Terminal Annex Post Office where Bukowski sorted mail for fourteen years. The final day of the performance will coincide with the 2013 edition of Perform Chinatown. For that, Youd will relocate to the Coagula Curatorial gallery in Chinatown to finish the performance and will display two of Youd’s sculpted Bukowski typewriter “portraits”.

To commemorate the performance, the Coagula Curatorial gallery has created a limited edition print of Youd's self-portrait reading Bukowski's Post Office. During the performances there will be two ways to acquire a limited edition print. The first is a Bukowski trivia raffle in which one can enter any day during the run of the performance, up until 8pm on the day of the concluding Perform Chinatown event. In all, 20 prints will be raffled off to the patrons who have gotten the most trivia questions correct. The second: at any point during the run of the performance, if someone comes up to the artist and shows him their Bukowski tattoo, they get a print on the spot.