Topography 3

Marco, 38

Röntgenplatz [Zurich]

Marco was in a bit of a hurry when I cut him off at Röntgenplatz. He had just bought some food and needed to go to a team meeting. As a culture promoter himself, he couldn't refuse my interview.

His highlight of the week was going to the swimming pool during his lunch break.

As a professional in the cultural industry, he had to chuckle when I asked him what he thinks of when he hears the term culture. Of course, I would have liked to have known a bit more about his job, but his team meeting was awaiting. I was grateful that he had agreed to take the time to talk to me, despite the lack of time he had.   

︎︎︎ Capture values

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

︎︎︎ draw a shape



︎︎︎ Applied filter

Random number divided by favorite number

<if (the result is an integer)
    {continue deviding the result by the favorite number, 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 quotient obtained by the division is multiplied by the last digit of the random number. The product 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 3  | Laser engraved paper [69.3 x 98 cm | 27.3 x 38.6 inch]

︎︎︎Making of

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Topography 1 Dori ︎︎︎
Topography 2 Martin ︎︎︎