Gal Nissim, , Grantee Link >
Gal Nissim is a multidisciplinary ScienArtist from Israel, based in New York. She creates at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Gal received a CAF grant for the creation of “The Synanthrope Preserve,” an immersive spatial, sound, and augmented reality experience through an interactive urban tour of nature. She worked with Jessica Scott-Dutcher to investigate the non-domesticated animals who live with us. Their first Synanthrope Preserve project explored how pigeons, once highly valued, became “rats with wings,” and consisted of an audio tour of Washington Square. The second, Washing Bear, focuses on that ultimate scavenger and city perennial, the raccoon.