<em>Heart in Heart</em>

Yael Kanarek
Heart in Heart, 2004
Sheer organza ribbon, two metal meathooks, aircraft cable
Dimensions variable

Heart in Heart is over half a mile of sheer organza ribbon onto which the artist transferred the kernel files of the Linux operating system line by line. Hung from two meathooks, the sheer organza ribbon also contains text from all of the love letters from Chapters 1 and 2 in “World of Awe”. This work is a meditation on the ephemeral quality of source code and how it operates when taken out of its native environment. The inner lower hook holds the love letters and the higher external hook holds the source code.

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