a specimen collection of human habitats and the individuals that reside alone within them.
inspired by Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017)
Today, more than a third of New Yorkers live by themselves.
This is the only period in human history that civilization has supported multitudes of single occupant households.
This is a recording of such habitats.
Alee, 3D print
Identities seem fixed and solid only when seen, in a flash, from outside. Whatever solidity they might have when contemplated from the inside of one’s own biographical experience appears fragile, vulnerable, and constantly torn apart by shearing forces which lay bare its fluidity and by cross-currents which threaten to rend in pieces and carry away any form they might have acquired.
Zygmunt Bauman, ‘Liquid Modernity’
WATERTIGHT is a collection of 3D-printed portraits of New York single-occupant homes and the inhabitants that occupy them.The proportion of people living in multiple-occupant households is in decline in cities around the world. In Manhattan – New York’s most dense borough – more than 50% of inhabitants now live by themselves.
Ziv Schneider and Caitlin Robinson
Thelma and Belle
Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television
Print Screen Digital Arts and Culture festival, Israel