Adoration of Gas Tank
3D CGI outputted to Archival Digital C-Print
40 inches x 32 inches x 4 mm

Marjan Moghaddam

The Digital Entities series is a collection of computer-generated print and time-based media projects by Marjan Moghaddam, which explores visual forms for non-material identities. In the Adorations series, computer-generated three-dimensional female humanoids explore the pictorial space of classical painting, seeking their origins as representational and Euclidean visual constructs. As basic humunculi with their own inherent fractal and procedural dermal pigmentation, they return our mesmerism of screen-based artificial realities with adorations of their own evolutionary origins in machines and cultural artifacts that defined our shift towards Post Humanism.

Adoration of Gas Tank:
The gas tank is loosely based on the gas tank of a 1967 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, one of my favorite bikes. It sat on my lap, and occasionally on the table as I modeled it on the computer. When I finished, I held the gas tank in my my arms. It felt comfortable and nice to embrace it. Another Post Humanist, machine-based extension of our bodies, the digital entity finds and adores ... Faster Pussycat ...

The print-based images are entirely computer-generated and make no use of scanned elements. The scenes consist of computer-generated 3D virtual environments, with high-density geometry, that are rendered at high resolutions for output to archival digital C-Prints (200MB per image). The entities and their associative 'space' are mapped with high resolution fractals and procedurals which define the self-similar patterns of their non-material informatics realm. The 32" X 40" archival Digital C-prints (Luminage Process output to Fuji Crystal archive paper) are cold-press mounted on anodized aluminu, matted and framed with acid free materials and plexiglass at a final size of 40" X 50".