World of Awe, 1995-ongoing
Kanarek’s art installations broaden a story space called World of Awe (www.worldofawe.net) that was initiated online in 1995. Integrating a range of media into an advanced hypertextual system, Kanarek expands the ancient genre of a traveler’s tale. Over the past decade the artist has developed a unique vocabulary of networked interfaces using photography, text, sculpture, and performance. Exploring connections between travel, memory, storytelling, and technology, World of Awe is the diary of an ungendered traveler who searches for a lost treasure in a fictional parallel world called Sunset/Sunrise.