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Numbers are all around us all the time. The first numbers we meet are defined by our birthday. In Denmark, every person has a person-number, consisting of the birthday and 4 additional numbers. This socalled CPR-number is used for almost everything in Denmark. Without it you can neither open a bank acount nor borrow a book from the library. People know their number by heart because they use it actively several times a day for various encounters.
Since we are surrounded by numbers all the time we tend to forget how complex they actually are. With our project ”Birthday ring” we want to give numbers and especially birthday numers a new face: we give them colour and space. The birthdayring shows your families and friends birthdays in a visually appealing and fun way.
The ”Birthdayring” consists of two parts: one is the actual ring, the other part are pjeces of textiles that are put onto the ring. The textile is dipdied in a bath of indigo colour. Depending on how many times you dip the yarn in the color, the indigo blue is lighter or darker. In that way the deeper the colour the bigger the number. The ring is cut from plexiglass with each month indicated as a number. Within each month there are lasercut wholes for all the days of that month, so every day of the year is represented as a whole in the ring.
How do these two parts correspond? The birthday that should be indicated has to be calculated first: you have to make the cross sum of the numbers until only one digit is left. Lets make an example with one birthday:
f. ex. : 05/09/1985: 0+5+0+9+1+9+8+5 = 37
3+7 = 10
1+0 = 1
Now one can take the textile that has received its color by dipping it once (1). It will always be a number between 1 and 9, which is how many colours there are. The textile with the right colour can now be added to the birthday ring. The ”birthdayring” grows with every new person in ones life. Every persons birthday ring will be different, depending on the birthdays around us.
The birthdayring is a poetic and tactile reminder of something untangible such as a birthdays, combinging numbers, colour and space in one.