World of Awe, Kisses Kisses

Yael Kanarek

World of Awe, Kisses Kisses, 2020


Kisses Kisses started with one of the first paintings of World of Awe from 1996. Transformed as netart in two phases. First, in 2016 for the retrospective exhibition at bitforms gallery, and rewritten for the Yerevan Biennial, 2020. The whimsical work is a single 15.7 MG web page. All the images are encoded with base64 into long ASCII strings. The work is the code, the code is the work, tickle-tickle, The Traveler's Journal, 'Recognize Me? Press on 'Click.'

Word of Awe is a storyspace started in 1994, in New York City. It centres around The Traveler's Journal, written between 1994 and 2011. '80s and '90s digital and fantasy technology blur into the identity of the genderless traveller. The story first appeared in paintings and expanded into performance, sculpture, installation, prints, music and textworks. 

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