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Shouting into the Void

By Rhizome

'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.

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