A brand new exhibition opens at Slack Space in Queen Street, Colchester on Wednesday 7th July.
Oulipo, roughly translated as â€œworkshop of potential literature,” is a loose gathering of writers and mathematicians which seeks to create works using constrained writing techniques. It was founded in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and FranÃ§ois Le Lionnais. Other notable members include novelists Georges Perec and Italo Calvino, poet Oskar Pastior and poet/mathematician Jacques Roubaud.
The exhibition will feature art, instillations and writing inspired by the Oulipian tradition and is unique in the Country. Oulipian poets will be invigilating the space throughout the exhibition to answer questions and provide explanations of the work.
The exhibition runs from July 7th – July 24th. Slack Space is open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm.