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

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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

ImageFrühlingsglaube
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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