Like Calvino’s The Invisible Cities, Oulipo founder Raymond Queneau’s Exercices de style (Exercises in Style) is another example of generative literature transmediated as pictograms. Artist Madeleine Chan takes up 5 episodes of the work. After a generative principle, she produces 5 iterative views of the same event as pictograms, stretching Queneau’s textual play in written words.
Technically, spatially and conceptually, “The Ventriloquists…Thinking Narratively” looks like this… Here’s the introduction of the first FIVE works in the corridor outside Floating Projects. 《腹語系》先介紹據點門前長廊的5件作品。往後續一介紹。