An active member of net art community at large and Rhizome in particular, Yael Kanarek made two contributions to the splash project over the course of its duration. The first is a black screen, with simple, brightly colored animated .gifs and sampled still images emerging from the dark depths alongside sea creatures. The second repurposes visuals from World of Awe
, Kanarek's interactive story of a traveler's search of lost treasure that sends the reader on a parallel, metaphorical journey through virtual space. Here, a fuzzy shadow of a desktop meets the image of an arid wasteland. Desktop icons are barely legible in the haze. Both Knock Knock
and Extreme Beauty
present the web as an empty, isolating place.