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.
Since 2017 Gal has worked on a variety of projects exploring the ways science and art can intersect. You can find articles about her work in the NYU Alumni Magazine, as well as a more in depth profile at Art Spiel. She is currently working in Israel to work on the new part of The Synanthrope Preserve – Golden Howls, where visitors are invited to discover the urban wildlife of Yarkon Park, Tel Aviv, and through a multi-media experience of sounds, narration and augmented reality, interact with the Golden Jackal, and pick into the historical, Egyptian mythological and biblical past, as well as to the speculative future.