Thursday, April 26, 2012
Matt Madden will be at the Wexner Center on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.
The event on Friday, May 11, is ominously titled Obstacle Course: Oulipo and the Creative Potential of Constraints, but don't let that scare you away! Similar to our jam comics, which originate from a French literary exercise called cadavre exquis, oulipo is a type of literary exercise originating in France where, theoretically at least, a series of constraints imposed in an exercise allows the writer to be freer and more creative. It's also a sort of acronym, standing for ouvroir de littérature potentielle.
Matt's talk on Friday starts at 4:30 pm in the Film/Video Theater and is FREE. Matt will be talk about his work as well as about how oulipo has been used to create art in a variety of media.
For those of you who'd like a little more instruction in oulipo and don't mind shelling out money, Matt will also be conducting an Oulipo Workshop on Saturday, May 12 from 1 to 4 pm. The workshop costs $12 for members or students or $15 for the rest of us.