Artwork by Yael Kanarek
About the Work: This piece
was created around July 2001 shortly after my one-person
exhibition at Moving Image Gallery, New York. The piece references the Sunset/Sunrise,
which is the desert terrain described in the World of Awe Traveler's Journal.
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Net Art News, August 20, 2002:
"'Hello' by Yael Kanarek derives strength from its
simplicity. Requiring minimal user input, Hello transforms the computer screen into an object for
contemplation rather than a tool for interaction. Hello consists of one static image: a sci-fi cavernous,
landscape in shades of pink that periodically emits an echoing 'hello.' Is this a commentary on the
supposed detached isolation of cyberspace? Or is it proof that mouse clicking, complicated code,
and hoards of links are not necessarily the only means to art-making online? The open-ended-ness of
Hello allows for this kind of rumination and more." Brooke Singer