Gal Nissim

Rat Tale is an immersive experience that aims to evoke emotions in the liminal zone of disgust and attraction. By creating physical closeness between rats and humans, it raises questions regarding the way we perceive animals who share the urban habitat with us.



We live in an urban environment that we designed for ourselves, but we are not the only ones living here. Often, we consider city animals as interlopers in our space. However, the urban nature is a habitat for many different animals such as pigeons, cockroaches and rats. These are synanthropic animals, live and thrive close to humans. In my thesis, I have chosen to focus on our complex relationships with the prominent of all – the rat.