By Nadia Mohammed & Mathew Galindo
Our Place, Our Voices: The Listening Wall, is a site specific interactive public art installation that shares and documents local residents’ visions for abandoned and underutilized spaces in their community. Part 1 of this installation engages long term, local residents in The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, NJ to share their vision for the future of their neighborhood.
Nadia Mohamed is a Jersey City born & based media maker. Much of her work critically explores race, gender, power and space. She is interested in producing projects that engage, amplify & harness the visions & power of those most often misrepresented, silenced or erased. She cut her teeth in media making with Paper Tiger TV, as a collective member from 2010-2012. She is an MFA candidate in the Integrated Media Arts program at Hunter College and 2014 Create Change fellow with The Laundromat Project.
Born in New Mexico, Mathew Galindo is a media based artist that uses both experimental and conceptual techniques to show the link between perception of memory and space, and the intersection of culture, technology and environments. His recent research has been on public art movements in the southwest and US/Mexican border issues. He has previously worked for Amorphic Robot Works, fabricating and installing large scale, interactive and kinetic new media art, exhibiting internationally.