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Stephen Lauf

Re: Lollipops and Honeypots
...regarding Poetry Squared. I looked through the printouts last night and here are some preliminary observations:
The first poem begins C 12:15 7/28/84 (i.e., circa 12:15 7/28/84). I did not begin to write the exact time of starting each poem until the 8th poem (at 16:49 9/6/84). I had to rely on memory to give the first seven poems their approximate time of beginning and ending.
The seventh poem ends: "Speaking thereof (in terms of length) it is exactly 1,650,763.73 vacuum wave lengths of the orange-red light emitted by krypton-86 and that means that the french revolution stopped dead in its centrifugal path. No more need to send the words and minds in search of the ideal meaning of parallax: the apparent change in the position of an object resulting from the change in the direction or position from which it is viewed. Over that ways." I mention this because architect Steven Holl published a book on (his) architecture a couple of years ago entitled Parallax.
One poem was written 9/11/1984. The first sentence is: "So that's the way things are going to happen sometimes." The last sentence is: "Not everything is the way it appears in darkness." Toward the end is also the Latin phrase "Cerec a calce revocari". I'm not sure if this means anything correctly, but written in ballpoint pen on the bottom of the page is ad carcere a calce revocari - to be recalled from the finish line to the starting gate - to have to start all over again. This reminds me that I always had a pocket English dictionary and a pocket Latin-English dictionary handy whenever I wrote a square poem--I would like occasionally just arbitrarily open to a page in either book and see if there was any instant inspiration there—kind of like making a quick pit-stop in a race.
So far the fastest poem I've found is the 43rd (12:33 11/7/84 to 12:51 11/7/84)--18 minutes. There are also several later poems that were done in 19 minutes. I'm pretty sure that is as fast as these poems got.
The last poem, the 79th, was started 17:54 4/24/85. The last lines are: "So there, somewhere, the real things exist before the tangible. Go for it. 1" Ending 18:25 4/24/85. A scanned image of the entire poem is at I don't know that this poem means anything, but it is indicative perhaps of what it is like after having done 79 such poems throughout the 8 or so months prior. I guess that is an OK way to end an experiment.

...a simple collage idea whereby I stencil/template cut out pieces of an image and then overlay the cut-out piece over a full image. The results are very cubist and the images become even more interesting with three images superimposed.
...applying the stencil cut-out method within cad as well... ...playing with the Piranesi captures... ...a new prison series and also a Duchamp series.

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