Everything is Wrong
Everything is Wrong is a series of combined, sculptural objects modeled in Maya and 3D printed to form humorous juxtapositions. The series was created by Emerging Media and Communications faculty Moreshin Allahyari.
Allahyari was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. The objects chosen for this series are the objects/things that are forbidden or unwelcome by by the Iranian government.
These are objects are freely used or owned by citizens of many countries but under Iranian government laws (for several reasons) are forbidden or discouraged to use. Owning these objects means going to jail, getting a fine or constantly being under the risk of getting arrested or bothered by the moral police.
Using 3D printing technology, the act of printing itself serves as an important aspect of the project. By printing and bringing the virtual 3D into physical existence, Allahyari wanted to simultaneously resist and bring awareness about the power that constantly threatens, discourages, and actively works against the ownership of these objects/things.
The documentation of a history full of red lines drawn in the most private aspect of one’s life; the most ordinary things. In addition, combining and printing these objects create a re-presentation of my own personal memory of life in Iran. Memory itself is re-collection, re-presentation, and re-arrangement of events. Both the memory sculpture notion of the piece and the printing aspect of it consolidate to resist forgetting.
Another aspect of “Everything is Wrong” is to create a 3D environment separately for each series of objects as a way to position them in an unknown time in history. The environments themselves are combination of both ancient and futuristic looking spaces.