The Making of Female Golems



Golemess I
Platt Gallery, University of Judaism
Los Angeles, California

Gathering of earth and other materials from a variety of Los Angeles venues, which included earth from the then under construction Getty and Skirball Cultural Centers. The site of this first GOLEMESS installation, University of Judaism, is located in the Sepulveda Pass, near these significant new cultural institutions.  

 

GOLEMESS I, created in collaboration with the Budapest sculptor Levente Thury,
was part of our multimedia installation
for the Platt Gallery's

"Spiritual Matter in Contemporary Art" series.

She was the centerpiece around which our Artists Talk was presented;
the installation reconfigured various facets from our commissioned

"Threads That Bind Us - Earth Elegies,

Yeshiva University Museum's,
"Woman of Valor" exhibition.


 

At the conclusion of this installation, the University of Judasim
[now named American Jewish University]
allowed us to resite GOLEMESS
in an area immediately adjacent to the Sculpture Garden,
thus, returning her to the Earth.

Subsequently, this made it possible for us
to retrieve her remaining core for
GOLEMESS II, III and IV.

 

 

 


With freedom of expression under attack,
not only in this country but throughout the world,
while ancient regional and religious intolerances once again
are rearing a face of hatred and bigotry,
we trust that Golemess may provide
a shibboleth and be a protective force
for rational thought and reasoned actions.

 

In creating GOLEMESS, it was our hope
that the continuing empowerment of the female within society
will serve to protect its very pillars. 

 

 

GOLEMESS I - PROTECTRESS FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
MULTI-MEDIA SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION

SPIRITUAL MATTER IN CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATT GALLERY,UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM
LOS ANGELES,CA 1995
KABBALAH SERIES


Earth, Sand, Water, Plant Material

Dimensions Variable

 

GOLEMESS II - PROTECTRESS FOR THE ARTS
MULTI-MEDIA SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION

DIALOGUES WITH THE DEITY EXHIBITION

ARTOPIA GALLERY
LOS ANGELES,CA 1995
KABBALAH SERIES

Earth, Sand, Water, Plant Material,
Five Video Monitors & Digital Sound

Dimensions Variable

 

 

GOLEMESS III - PROTECTRESS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
MULTI-MEDIA SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION

IN THE BEGINNING -- EARTH ELEGIES II

ELEMENTS EXHIBITION

BARNSDALL ART PARK MUNICIPAL GALLERY
LOS ANGELES,CA 1998/99
KABBALAH SERIES

Earth, Sand, Water, Plant Material,
3 Video Projections -- 1 interactive,
Computer Website Station,
2 Digital SoundScapes

Dimensions
Variable

 

GOLEMESS IV  PROTECTRESS OF TRUTH
MULTI-MEDIA SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION
&

PERFORMANCE


Sweeping Truth
Under the Rug


DEDICATED TO ANA MENDIETA

TERRAIN BIENNIAL LA
LOS ANGELES CA 2017
KABBALAH SERIES

Earth, Sand, Water, Plant Material,
Two Computers & Digital SoundScape

Dimensions
Variable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intertwined within the fabric

Threads of many colors

Savored for the moment

Our place in the universe



Man is but a strand
in the web of life

 

 



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