Spherical Dyad in Pink And Blue #1
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This exclusive artwork is part of a collection of generative animations exploring the boundaries of sentience through form, motion, texture, color and interaction. Using a combination of generative systems, dynamics, simulation, and pose-to-pose animation, Marjan Moghaddam creates sculptural forms that are abstract yet lifelike at the same time, with distinct behaviors and personality parameters suggestive of agency and gender, exploring the possibilities for digital beings. The dyadic coupling is a pairing rooted in the binary principal. "The acting ideal of animation can sometimes expand beyond the boundaries of animation tools, imaginatively, into the realm of digital possibilities for form and sentience. I was genuinely shocked when the generative components of of what I was using went beyond what I was animating, by creating their own acting", the artist adds.
Marjan Moghaddam (b. 1961) is a pioneering, award-winning, digital artist and animator who lives & works in Brooklyn. Hailed as a “trailblazer in the world of digital art” by the Herald Tribune and “The First lady of animated painting” by the Examiner, her work has been exhibited at galleries, museums, Siggraph, and numerous festivals, and held in private and institutional collections, and funded by organizations such as the Rockefeller Fund. Since 2016 she has innovated a Net art project with her Mixed Reality #Arthacks on Instagram which have gone viral with millions of views on top art channels, and were shortlisted for the International Digital Sculpture prize in 2017. These hacks radicalize curation, while democratizing and extending the digital art space as an intervention and disruption. Most recently she exhibited her renowned signature style #digitalbodies as AR-based projects at the Smithsonian Museum and the 836m Gallery/art foundation.