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YAEL KANAREK Exhibition - Rome 25 Nov - 10 Dic 2003

Press Release


Winner of the 2003 International Net Art "Netizens" Competition

place: Sala 1 Gallery - Piazza di Porta S. Giovanni, 10 (Rome - Italy)

opening: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003 6:30 pm

dates: Nov. 25 - 10 Dic. tues.-sat. 4:30 - 7:30 pm

curator: Antonella Pisilli

essay by: Valentina Tanni

for information: tel. Sala 1 06-7008691 sala_uno@tin.it www.salauno.com


YAEL KANAREK, winner of the Netizens 2003 international net art competition, will show her work for the first time in Italy in a one-person exhibition opening Nov. 25, 2003 in the spaces of the Sala 1 gallery in Rome.

"World of Awe" (www.worldofawe.net) is the brainchild of new media artist Yael Kanarek. It is an interdisciplinary project that revolves around the story of a traveler in search of a lost treasure. Through a portale situated at number 419 east 6th street in Manhattan, a traveler passes into the Sunset/Sunrise – a desert terrain locked in the mindframe between night and day, in search of a lost treasure. The voyage is documented in a journal found on a laptop evidently built by the traveler lost in Silicon Valley, a graveyard for old computer compoenents.

The journal contains letters to an absent lover, travel logs and descriptions of the unique navigation tools. Following a hi-tech/lo-tech, double sided map (Eep & Moo), the traveler describes a search for a treasure that keeps relocating. The only remains found are crumbs fallen from the body of the treasure that surprisingly resemble candy sprinkles.
The exhibit will include a special sound installation/video projection of her images and the music of composer Yoav Gal together with a standalone computer station to see the site and a series of desert digital landscapes on the gallery walls.

Kanarek, born in Israel and a resident of New York, has participated in numerous exhibitions and new media iniatives, including the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York and Web Commissions Chapter 2 at San Francisco Moma. She is represented in New York by Bitforms, a major contemporary art gallery dedicated to new media art.

Contact and info: 0039-06-7008691

Sala 1 pzza di Porta S. Giovanni, 10 00185 Roma tel/fax 06-7008691 sala_uno@tin.it www.salauno.com