This projection system is a combination of the Sinusoidal and Mollweide grids. These grids are interrupted and combined so that land masses can be projected with a minimum of shape distortion by positioning each section on a separate central meridian.
6.1 flattened topologies
Among the more than 50 different types of projection systems developed for representing the earth on a flat surface (sheet), the Interrupted Projection is most often used for its accuracy in depicting landforms while subordinating the oceanic areas to the distorted effects of the unfolded spherical surface. As water is only formed by the perimeters of the land adjacent to it, its "shape" is inherently non-existent, thus becoming a symbol of all phenomena which, too, are shapeless. Unlike the Mercator projection which flattens and distorts the world into a pure Cartesian atlas-like grid, the Homolosine is irregular in its form as it is cut out along various longitudinal meridians. Because of this, one can still detect "roundness" even within flatness, an implication of an architectural space of 2 dimensional curvatures.
The Homolosine map is a virtual logo in its distinct profile and I have used it as a model for the deployable graphic surface within GALLERYÅEMA. The green worldsheet which re-animates and distorts the Cartesianspace of the existing 3rd floor space @ GALLERYÅEMA is intended to be conceptually continuous and descriptive of the never-ending phenomena of the saturated graphic world around us. The topologies of self perpetuating geometries like the Klein Bottle, where there is no distinct inside or outside surface, have inspired the internally curving space, while the SHEET of the MAP has constrained the green skin to that of a ribbon like 2D fabric, a prime printable (CMYK) surface.