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Watertight

Created with 3D printing, 12 miniature portraits of New Yorkers who live alone offer a cross-section of the single occupant household, currently the dominant mode of living in Manhattan.

Over the past 50 years, the number of people in the average household has fallen drastically. For the first time in the history of the Western world, the one-person household has become the dominant mode of living. In Manhattan, New York City’s most densely populated borough, more than half of all homes have a single occupant. For their installation Watertight, artists Ziv Schneider and Caitlin Robinson selected 12 New Yorkers who live alone for different reasons, and documented them and their home interiors with a portable 3D scanner. They then used the Skanect software’s “watertight” function and a 3D printer to create a series of miniature portraits—egg-shaped sculptures the size of a hand. They show the homes as capsules that reflect the identity of their inhabitants, and are also reminiscent of the protective shells of hermit crabs. The series of portraits offers a cross-section of a contemporary demographic phenomenon, a form of present-day archaeology.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Caitlin Robinson, Ziv Schneider

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http://watertight.world