Hidden in Plain Sight
Hidden in Plain Sight is a mixed-media installation that shares stories of New York City street food vendors through interactive 3D printed sculptures of food carts and the people behind them. In this series of portraits, high-fidelity 3D scanning techniques were explored in order to use the physical models of the food carts as small canvases. When the audience interacts with the piece, audio is triggered and the vendors start sharing their stories in their own words. As the narrative unfolds, minimalistic animations that complement the audio tracks are mapped on top of the carts. The piece offers a new approach to documentary, merging older media formats with newer technologies.