Yael Kanarek, ‘Feedback-Loop’, 2004, bitforms gallery

"The sculpture Feedback-Loop is reminiscent of Leonardo de Vinci's flying machines as a possible prediction of the future. A computer screen, stripped bare, exposes its innards: a candle and a pearl. Parchment replaces the screen. On the lambskin is an ink drawing depicting the interface of Love Letter 69/325 Pearl. The use of the journal text and the pearl represents the cyclical nature of the story, weaving together the traveler, the object, and the narrator."
-Michele Thursz

About Yael Kanarek

Yael Kanarek’s multimedia works explore the relationship between language and emotion, between movement and identity. Her installations often feature words in delicate, lace-like strings of moulded rubber letters in multiple languages, including Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Kanarek is best known for her ongoing project begun in 1994, World of Awe, a virtual travelogue synthesizing photography, sculpture, and text. The fictional traveler is gender-less and nation-less, wandering in an alternate reality called Sunset/Sunrise and leaving behind love letters.

American, b. 1967, Israel, based in New York, New York