Thursday, April 26, 2012
Matt Madden at the WEX
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.