Ashley Scott Kelly

Hong Kong Ground

Highly-detailed topographic model of Hong Kong Island. The ways the city is mapped, planned, and constructed attempt a systematic reduction of the ground we experience. This project aims to use that reduction to reverse engineer or reconstruct an image of the highly varied topography of Hong Kong. The project attempts to systematize production towards a direct input to output relationship, narrating the difficultly of systemic automation, and the limits of that potential, in a city with such complex physical and cognitive geography. Note: This is not LIDAR.