My project concerns the changing landscape of Jersey City. In the narrative, though, the issue is about the nature of the city itself. The increase of condos/skyscraper gated communities, hotels, office buildings seem to eliminate any heterogeneous spaces or assimilate them into a corporate milieu. The white-flight phenomenon becomes inverted: the suburbs are abandoned for the metropolis. With great urban projects come great security: the installation of surveillance cameras in the fringes of the financial district. In effect, the metropolis is a panopticon in progress.
In the narrative, the photographer, in a voiceover, speaks about the city and his own attempt to understand his sense of forced displacement, as he captures images of construction areas.