Miami Proper
5 July 2019

video, 1:10:52 – 2014

Miami Proper is the performance and documentation of a bilingual radio broadcast of Juan Gelman’s “The Poems of Sidney West” throughout the streets of Miami, Florida. Utilizing a FM radio transmitter made mobile via the artist’s pickup truck, Jordan Marty embarked on a course that disseminated the text of a fictional American cowboy’s laments – albeit fleetingly – to the listening audience within the city proper (performance image below).

Created for the O, Miami Poetry Festival @ Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club, Miami, FL.
Readings by P. Scott Cunningham and Jose Villar-Portella.