Free and Open to the Public
The 100 Novels Project is an ongoing performance performance piece in which artist Tim Youd retypes novels from beginning to end in locations that play a central role in the novels. From September 7 through 17th, in various spaces throughout The Arts Club, Youd will undertake Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio on a typewriter similar to that which Anderson used as he was writing. This most famous of his books was written while Anderson lived at the corner of what today is Wabash and Superior. After completing the retyping of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio at the Arts Club, Youd will move to the Union Stockyard Gate to retype The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s notorious novel about Chicago’s meat packing industry, on an Underwood Standard typewriter. Winesburg, Ohio and The Jungle will mark the 71st and 72nd retyped novels in Youd’s decade-long 100 Novels Project, and are the first two in Youd’s Chicago cycle. Be on the lookout for Youd in The Arts Club's garden and gallery during his 10-day residency.