Conversion and Modernity
The notion of ‘conversion’ is commonly taken to denote a specifically religious phenomenon. In its broad definition, however, conversion refers to a ‘turning’ with respect to position, direction, or destination which re-sults in a recasting of basic orientation. ‘Conversion’ can signify a fundamental alteration of character, a change of nature, form, or function, that is to say, a process of turning or being turned towards or even into something else, as in metamorphosis. Conversion can enable an elemental transformation of perspective in both real and metaphorical space.
Moving Pictures: Sketchbook of a journey from Vienna to Instanbul