Oulipo at Phoebe Blue’s Creative Happening

“Day de Dada Explores Oulipo” at Phoebe Blue’s Creative Happening at the Full Cup  November 21, 2013


Oulipo   Oulipo   Oulipo (recite slowly)  Say it with me.  Oulipo  What is it ?  is it something you give your lover ?  Oulipo  or a word to say when you shrug your shoulders ?  Oulipo

 “Oulipo”  Ouvroir de littérature potentielle roughly translated: “workshop of potential literature”  A workshop of potential at the Full Cup….  Two games were played.

“False Translation”  instructions: Take a poem in a foreign language that you do not speak.  Translate the poem

Die linden Lüfte sind erwacht,
Sie säuseln und wehen Tag und Nacht,
Sie schaffen an allen Enden.
O frischer Duft, o neuer Klang!
Nun, armes Herze, sei nicht bang!
Nun muss sich alles, alles wenden.

“Give Yourself a Hand” instructions: study your hand, look at each finger, see them apart, see them together.  Describe what you see in 5 words.

Image   A stairway to the stars… five false fleshy finger teeth…. chicken pickin’ finger lickin’ good….

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