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Yael Kanarek is a new media artist. Since 1995, She has been developing World of Awe with a growing body of works and collaborations in net art, photography, sculpture, literature, music and dance. Works share the narrative of a traveler the who searches for a lost treasure in a parallel world called Sunset/Sunrise. Through the ancient genre of the travel narrative, World of Awe threads language, memory and technology.
World of Awe has been written about in the New York Times, Le Monde Interactif, Tema Celeste, Art News, Time Out, Flash Art Italy, Firma, Paper Magazine, The Industry Standard, Wired, The Journal News, LA Times and ArtByte.
In October 2002 World of Awe was awarded the CNRS/UNESCO Lewis Carroll Argos prize in France and in June 2003 Ms. Kanarek won the 1st prize in the Netizens International Net Art Competition in Rome, Italy.
In 1999 Yael founded Upgrade!—an international network of gatherings concerning art, technology and community. She has been active at Eyebeam in different capacities since 1999.
worldofawe.net, treasurecrumbs.com, theupgrade.net
Tags: Upgrade!, web art, photography, sculpture, literature, music, dance, memory, language