Shouting into the Void

'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.