Jersey City Street Projections

LET IT GLOW is a series of six street projections along three blocks of Palisade Avenue in Jersey City.

This stretch has more than it’s fair share of abandoned buildings, several in danger of collapse. My letters to the police department, the mayor and even a senator took a comically circular life of their own, so I planned a visual voice to highlight two empty buildings on each block. I solicited time-based work from my local contemporaries and even a few students with the goal of highlighting 2 empty properties on each block.

I had a lot of support from businesses willing to run electricity to wherever I needed it, five projectors on loan, and official stamps of approval in the form of press from The Riverview Arts District, JC Fridays, and the Riverview Neighborhood Association.

Here’s what I didn’t have: Good weather.  On the advertised day of the screening we had torrential rains and a series of thunderstorms predicted for the next 48 hours. All of the businesses whose doors I knocked on said yes. All of them offered me their front window for two nights.

As part of JC Fridays, RNA presents Let it Glow, a series of street-level video projections along Palisade Avenue Between Ferry and Bowers Streets. This exhibition highlights 17 New Jersey artists who all use screen-based media in differentways.

A series of street projections featuring New Jersey video artists and animators

Zena Bibler, Melissa Bonilla, Jason Burch, Gwen Charles, Jillian Diblasio, Jason Engel, Chrissy Falkenberg, Chris Falco, Michael Garcia, Rebecca Horovitz, Ann LePore, Amalia Maldonado, Christopher Mangan, Vanessa Nilsson, Vince Salvati, Nikolette Sirawsky, Alan Walker

Projectors provided by:

-Art House Productions

-Pro Arts

-Ramapo College of New Jersey

-Riverview Neighborhood Association

Windows and electricity provided by:

-421 Palisade Condo Association

-433 Palisade

-The Lumber Yard

-Palisades Wine and Liquors

-Little Garden of Mustard Seeds

-Team Dessalines Mixed Martial Arts