Kat(h)a

2017

Katha (कथा) is a hindi word that means story.

Kata that roughly translates to form is the oldest type of maps the Japanese made.

 

Traditionally the Japanese maps were less focused on geographically accurate depictions of physical landscape and often included spiritual and perceptional landscapes. Even when cadastral mapping was first introduced relative position was given more importance than the real scale and positioning.

These maps on display are in part inspired by this concept of memory maps and in part a story of my personal migration across six cities based entirely on memory.