Lewis LaCook
Since 2001
Works in Lorain, Ohio United States of America

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Hide the pills, how little thing - Xanax Pop, by Lewis LaCook


Hide the pills Inside an hour to go before have to hide the pillbottle have to hide the pills is the broil of gaze ranging across yer flesh selflessly until the past grazing on you sucking the pith of yer silhouette and all of these experiments have been made and failed blisters demure howitzer is it sir the emblem melts with succesive engravings of a peaked devil methamphetamine directory until lighting on the correct recordset smtp server based on ip freely transparent windows with lineage jelly messiah and neomail was a dead end too

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The Fog of Dracula - New Video by Lewis LaCook


http://www.lewislacook.org/king-s-woods/the-fog-of-dracula.html

Lewis LaCook
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Xanax Pop - the Poetry of Lewis LaCook

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The cries of peacocks - Xanax Pop by Lewis LaCook


The cries of peacocks It's my own ghost I can't get away from.
Living on the high wire, the cries of peacocks
mold your babies out of the lichens
I sleep cradled in, candles lobbing gardens
into my dreams. I tamp a cigarette out
and ripples plume like the mooncalf's
nipples, fat as apples,
waiting for teeth. Your night sirens like to ride
etiquette and property, muscles stung and greening
bulbs break pendulous earth, mocking hours.
All night long. That morning, the lowest octaves
came blushing through your gardens, shelling milk
from pods where clocks seed the bedroom, upchucking
stars. Think of my phenomenology
as menagerie, bestial catastrophe,
lets you ferment and pass away.

Lewis LaCook
Director of Web Development
Abstract Outlooks Media

440-989-6481

http://www.abstractoutlooks.com
Abstract Outlooks Media - Premium Web Hosting, Development, and Art Photography

http://www.lewislacook.org
lewislacook.org - New Media Poetry and Poetics

http://www.xanaxpop.org
Xanax Pop - the Poetry of Lewis LaCook

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Quintuples - New audio at lewislacook.org


http://www.lewislacook.org/index.php?option=com_zoom&ItemidC&page=view&catid=1&PageNo=2&key&hit=1

Lewis LaCook
Director of Web Development
Abstract Outlooks Media

http://www.abstractoutlooks.com
Abstract Outlooks Media - Premium Web Hosting, Development, and Art Photography
http://www.lewislacook.org
lewislacook.org - New Media Poetry and Poetics
http://www.xanaxpop.org
Xanax Pop - the poetry of Lewis LaCook

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Abstract Outlooks Media - A New Vision for A New Web
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Xanax Pop - A Bloge of Poemes

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Re: [webartery] Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Minivan on Fire! New Video by Lewis LaCook at lewislacook.org


awww shucks

yes, it's the same aesthetic as the verse, but without a lot of the technical muscle behind it--and there's a great deal of the joy of discovery in the movies...and you're right: it looks "artless," but is in fact quite deliberately composed (i can work on a 30-second video piece for months, if i let myself)

"minivan" is part of a larger hypertext work, not sure how i'm going to use it...hope to compose quite a few of these to go along with the volume of materials i've collected for this piece (it will be the one artwork i've done most influenced by my work as a web developer as well: it's structured much like any bit of open source software, and will have an API)...i hope to have this work ready by summer...

no, the .flv isn't so much a copy protection move but an experiment...i upgraded lewislacook.org's CMS backend from Drupal to Joomla, because, well, Joomla just rocks...and i'm fascinated by all the components you can use to deliver extra functionality..."Minivan" is also posted to the front page, and from that link you can view the QT version of the movie...in fact, all previous artworks are up on the site, which is much easier now that i do my own hosting (lewislacook.org takes up an ungodly amount of disk space for a website)--so the galleries there, while not allowing copying, serve the purpose of easy browser display---must admit at this point i prefer the mp3 galleries to the video galleries...would be nice if others posted work there as well (hint hint, all you listers!)

in any case, the backend is just coming together, so expect to see a more robust downloads section, as well as entries for previous works...

thanks so much for the kind words!

bliss
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Michael Szpakowski <szpako@yahoo.com> wrote: I really really like this Lewis, but then I've enjoyed
all your video work a lot.
It's very singular stuff -it has something of your
poetry about it - the abrupt & often bizarre
juxtapositions, which when marshalled by the very
*elegant* framework of your verse are rendered both
orderly & subtly spine-tingling.
Here ( & elsewhere in the vids) it's looser, wilder...
it's the disorder, the abrupt, the stubborn refusal to
ingratiate yourself with the viewer, the presentation
*as universal* of what is essentially a private
language ( though that last seems to me a feature of
your poetry too), that dominate...there isn't the
technical delicacy of your verse...no criticism.. this
is something different & its quite thrilling...
The rather washed out look, too, which seems to have
been quite a feature of your recent video work, I like
a lot..again most uningratiating..you make us *choose*
to work on it.. to opt in..
Finally ( & this was most striking in the telephone
call piece you did some while ago -can't remember the
name -o just looked <modern life>) there's a sense
here in which the juxtapostion either serially or
simultaneously of a number of disparate strands makes
me feel that there are in fact *many* narratives (in
the broadest sense of the word) struggling to surface.
It's an odd paradox that something that looks at first
sight so art*less* is in fact saturated with
art*fulness*
great stuff!
michael
ps though it defeats me utterly why you've got the
past vids on your site in the horrible .flv format
-surely its not some sort of copy protect move? They
looked way better in QT!

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||http://www.abstractoutlooks.com ||
Abstract Outlooks Media - A New Vision for A New Web
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New Media Poetry and Poetics

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Xanax Pop - A Bloge of Poemes

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