If you missed the Joseph Scheer exhibition at I.D.E.A. Space last fall and/or this interview we did with him, AND you find yourself disgusted/intrigued with this Springs’s Miller Moth swarm, perhaps this feature will cheer you a bit, if not give you a little more apprecation for our dusty brown visitors.


(Scans and photos of moths, caterpillars, bats, the landscape and culture of Sonora, Mexico all by Joseph Scheer)

KRCC’s Interview With Joseph Scheer.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Joseph Scheer, Professor of Print Media and Co director of the School for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in New York, is obsessed with Moths. We spoke with him about him about his obesession and about the fine line between new scanning/printing technologies and photography, and the limitless (and sometimes tedious) possibilities of new media.

 

3 Responses to The Discreet Charms of Moths

  1. Candice says:

    I put a lamp over a bowl of water and that works ok. I like them as art too. Wish i saw the exhibit at cc.

    I have a friend that is a journalist and he said that he doesnt like his forth wall broken and thats why you should not film him or interrupt him when hes reporting on camera. Its basically cruel he thhinks and i agree.

  2. Mary says:

    I really understand Joseph’s feeling of ‘why wasn’t I told?!’. I feel the same way about spiders. I started out doing a project to keep my girls from screaming about them. We’d catch new ones in jars of alcohol. We’d put repeats outside in the park. We found so many kinds in just my house and my little suburban backyard. I wanted the girls to look them up, find their names, find out if they were biters. But there was SO little information available. And I found that jars were a bad idea – the spiders would die curled up tightly, and would become no longer identifiable. Some day I’d like to recruit a bunch of kids – maybe a whole elementary class to bring me spiders to photograph. And I’d like to find a real naturalist to tell me a good way to preserve them.

  3. tOkKa says:

    –>> .. he took the words right outta my moth.

    XD

    ~ t

News

NPR
September 25, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s David Welna was recently hacked by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He’s hardly alone. But it’s an issue the U.S. government is reluctant to discuss.
 

NPR
September 25, 2016 | NPR · To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-ft. mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.
 

NPR
September 25, 2016 | NPR · More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.
 

Arts & Life

September 25, 2016 | NPR · Leigh Bardugo’s followup to her steampunky heist tale Six of Crows follows teenage criminal mastermind Kaz and his ragged crew as they take revenge for a betrayal and deal with a dangerous drug.
 

AP
September 24, 2016 | NPR · More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.
 

September 24, 2016 | NPR · In the late 1980s, Curtis filed a patent for a diaper/baby wipe combo, so we’ve invited her to play a game called “Eureka!” Three questions about inventors and their inventions.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 24, 2016 | NPR · The international ambassador for Louisiana roots music died early Saturday morning of lung cancer.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 24, 2016 | NPR · Social media isn’t Jillian Banks’ style, so she told her fans to text her instead. “Something that I’m still learning and have had to learn is how to put boundaries up,” she says.
 

Opera Philadelphia
September 24, 2016 | NPR · Composer Missy Mazzoli wouldn’t call Lars von Trier’s film Breaking the Waves, a feminist project. But its portrayal of a woman’s experience was part of what drew her to help reimagine it onstage.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab