Giger's Biomechanical Landscape I (1984-1986) (work 583) references the Giedi Prime landscape from David Lynch's Dune and fire engine scene from fire engine scene from Jack Kirby's The Eternals #16, October, 1977


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Giger's biomechanic landscape I (1984-1986) (work 583)

a) Biomechanical Landscape I (work 583)
The painting Biomechanic Landscape I (work 583) looks as if it ought to be a further exploration of to the Biomechanic Landscape III (train station) from 1979.

Perhaps it also might make someone loosely think of the highly complicated Hades landscape from the 1982 Ridley Scott movie Blade Runner or perhaps the Harkonnen's Giedi Prime landscape from David Lynch's 1984 movie Dune, and environment that Giger was hoping to design for Alexandro Jodorowksy's failed Dune project.

Giger's biomechanical landscape III (trains) (work 418) (1979)


Giedi Prime from David Lynch's Dune


 Full matte painting of Giedi Prime from David Lynch's Dune




b) Fire Engines Scene from #16 of The Eternals 



b.i) A scene from The Eternals featuring fire engines rushing along side each other down a wide road, become biomechanised as a biomechanic landscape.

The fire engine on the central left with the fireman standing on the back becomes the centre of the painting.

All the lines representing speed behind the fire engines become solid forms, the firemen's hats become merged or absorbed into with the biomechanic structure.

The roof of the fire engine becomes transformed into bridges stretching across the central trench like form.

Perhaps it looks strangely near enough like the structure of the Giedi Prime environment with the tram being replaced by the police car.

Fire engine scene from The Eternals #16, October, 1977



Giger's Biomechanical Landscape I



b. ii) Identifying biomechanised details
The fireman's hat becomes merged with the cabin of the fire engine on the right, becoming one elongated biomechanic formation.

The fixtures sticking out of the top of the roof with the line connecting them become parts of the merged as features in the organic growth.


b. iii) Details on the lower right
The long rods on the roof of the central right fire engine serve a line to cut into the surface of the biomechanised version of it to reveal the ribbing inside.

The fireman's hat seen in the detail becomes merged with the vehicle, conforming to the shape of a wall in the Giedi Prime environment.



  


b. iv) Details on the lower left
On the right, another fireman's hat stretches and merges with a fireengine.

The cylindrical shapes in the back become the large ribbed pipe.

The structures on the side of the vehicle, perhaps along with the wheel and the badge on emblem on the front of the upper fireman's hat becomes ribbing with tubular openings.





Fire Engine scene from The Eternals and Giedi Prime from
David Lynch's Dune merged together in Giger's mind to become
biomechanised for Biomechanical Landscape I




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  1. Friday 1st July 2016
    Added: Giger's Biomechanical Landscape I (1984-1986) (work 583) references the Giedi Prime landscape from David Lynch's Dune and fire engine scene from fire engine scene from Jack Kirby's The Eternals #16, October, 1977. I knew for a couple of weeks about the fire engine scene connection but today while working on the page, I made the Dune connection because of the year it was painted and I have been a fan of David Lynch's Dune even if the director was not happy with it. There are many interesting scenes in it and curious designs in it that would inspire watchers of the movie but in ways perhaps unrelated to the original book by Frank Herbert.

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