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  • emim 453 on 20 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , michelle turton, of moth and men   

    of moth and men – michelle turton 

    glum looking cherub cheers up with a moth tie.

  • emim 507 on 19 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    mothlight – stan brakhage part 2 

    moth wings found in light fixtures (and some other natural found objects) were stuck between two strips of clear film to create mothlight. click here to see some of the film as it turns out to be quite beautiful as images. the literal use of moths, that is unmediated by recording technology, as a central material focuses on the mundane, the dirty, and dead and has literally zoomed in to give poetic meaning. the outcome is noisy and disorienting. a sense of unease is created because such material is not normally viewed so close. it is also so close to the medium, creating strong interplay between message and medium for the viewer to negotiate. the collage of this material in a film medium changes the way we interpret the work. as a film, we are bound to the narrativic aspects more readily, yet the inherent collage properties return us to material itself (which is moth debris – fun).

    brakhage is hugely influential in experimental film. a nice write-up on him and his work is here.

  • emim 137 on 18 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2012, aether: musick for moths, ambient, drone, , uncertain   

    aether: musick for moths – uncertain 

    an album devoted to moths in an ambient/drone/noisy/abstract sort of way. you will need a good hour so you can listen to its entirety in one sitting. it really is the only way. it is quite enjoyable to listen to as through the static movement it seems imagery can be conceived and thus the relating of moths to the music easier. i am not a huge fan of ambient stuff but this is good. here is the album.

  • emim 120 on 17 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: moth print, scarf   

    moth print scarf – shielagh tacey 

    a lovely moth inspired accessory for the autumn/winter season this year the colours and lines climatising the wearer into the colder months but also cheering them up because large moth prints couldn’t do otherwise. tacey’s website here.

  • emim 1214 on 16 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: orkney library and archive   

    two moths caught 

    these two were captured at the orkney library and archive. not entirely sure whether it is a photograph or a scan/photocopy. mentally working out what exactly it is but that’s kind of half the fun and i do still like the composition of the image. somewhat alien sort of feel to it. the original blog post is available here.

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