Topography 1

Dori, 24

Josefwiese [Zurich]

Dori sat on a bench at Josefwiese and watched me and Laila preparing for the shoot. She had arrived in Zurich this morning on the night train from Hamburg and had an audition later in the afternoon. Her highlight of the week had been the graduation ceremony of her fellow students.

The first thing that comes to Dori‘s mind upon hearing the term culture is a question mark in her mind. Where does culture begin? It is hard to grasp, but on the other hand it is not, because culture is a part of who we are. As a trainee actress, she struggles with how culture is defined in theatre. How some things are categorized, i.e. stereotyping cultural differences. 
At best, you can always change it, Dori concludes.

︎︎︎ Capture values

︎︎︎ favorite number
︎︎︎ number of sibling
︎︎︎ random number
︎︎︎ favorite color

︎︎︎ draw a shape



︎︎︎ Applied filter

Random number divided by number of sibling.

<if (the result is an integer)
    {continue deviding the result by the number of sibling, until you get the smallest integer}>

<else (round the decimal number up or down)
{multiply by the smallest checksum of the random number // or by the last digit of the radndom number}

︎To begin with, the entered values are analyzed.
The transfer does not take place blindly. They pass through a filter and are checked in terms of their usefulness for implementation. This partial and selective approach is referred to as partial acculturation. In contrast to this, there are two other forms of acculturation – unilateral and reciprocal acculturation. In the former, the adoption of the foreign culture only comes from one side; in reciprocal acculturation, the adoption is bilateral.

The filter allows some leeway, just as deviations from norms are tolerated to a certain degree within a society.

︎︎︎ Conducted rules

The smallest integer (obtained by multiple division) is the number of rounds to successively expand the topography.

The favorite number is the factor of reduction of the original shape while keeping the position within the format. 

Topography 1  | Laser engraved paper [69.3 x 98 cm | 27.3 x 38.6 inch]

︎︎︎Making of

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