Melancholia is Yael Kanarek’s third exhibition with the gallery. In a series of text based works Kanarek explores the geopolitical and spiritual properties of languages. Laser cut from black and white sheets of rubber, Kanarek uses words and narratives in multiple languages to meticulously arrange them into relationships that draw on basic functions: love and hate, light and dense, connection and separateness.
Kanarek’s inquiries emerge from her interest in network cultures, particularly the internet and network technologies. Redefining the term authorship, she engages industrial materials and technology to write in space, physical and virtual, contemplating poetics of networks, trade and technology.
Malancholia inspired by Rilke’s poem “I love the dark hours of my being.”