Mobile and malleable. Nomadic and navigable. Self-sufficient sculpture. A concept seemingly futuristic but finally today. The Waterpod™ project is both baffling and beautiful.
The Waterpod™ is a concept developing in the minds of Mira Hunter and Mary Mattingly, two visual artists currently hailing out of New York. An eco-habitat designed as a “sustainable, navigable, living space”, it is environmental art to the 2000s as Robert Smithson‘s was to 1960s and 70s.
“The Waterpod™ embodies self-sufficiency and resourcefulness, learning and curiosity, human expression and creative exploration,” the creators write. “With this project, we hope to encourage growth and progress as we visualize the future, or through its dilatory, watery peregrinations, the Waterpod intends to prepare, inform, inspire, provoke, and fortify humanity for tomorrow’s exterior explorations.”
Regardless of what it achieves, the unique project will undoubtedly shine as an example of contemporary art. To keep updated on the project, follow thewaterpod.org. And be sure to explore their image gallery to explore the details and development of the project.
Images courtesy of thewaterpod.org, by James Halverson of Lux Visual Effects.