"Naming the Animals" Catalog - Curious Matter

March 2011

FLY-F*cker” (Invert 010) p. 30 + 31

“In our collective effort to understand the world, we’re driven to name and catalog everything around us. From the detailed observations of prehistoric cave painters through modern ecology and zoology, humans have been compelled to describe and render the other living things that inhabit the earth.

Not necessarily purely aesthetic or scientific, naming and cataloging can include the assignment of moral or metaphorical associations. Implicit in these actions is our desire to declare and understand ourselves."

Arthur Bruso + Raymond Mingst
Co-founders, Curious Matter