Golemess


GOLEMESS I PROTECTRESS FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
MULTIMEDIA, SITESPECIFIC INSTALLATION

SPIRITUAL MATTER IN CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATT GALLERY, AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELES CA 1995
KABBALAH SERIES

Earth, Sand, Water, Plant Material,
Video & Sound

Dimensions
Variable



GOLEM literally means inert matter. In the myth of the golem, a lump of clay was brought to life by using the word of God, and the power of the aleph-bet, the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Stories about them are found in the Talmud. In times of persecution, the golem would be conjured up to serve as a protector. One of the major golem legends is the one attributed to Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague in the sixteenth century. The four elements of water, fire, earth, and air made up the golem.

GOLEMESS PROTECTRESS FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION represents our belief that the future wellbeing lies in the continuous empowerment of the female creative force. She is a
sitespecific installation created out of earth from two LAarea cultural centers, which were under construction the GETTY and SKIRBALL. GOLEMESS was created in collaboration with the Budapestbased artist, Levente Thury, at the American Jewish University [formerly the University of Judaism] for our participation in the SPIRITUAL MATTERS IN CONTEMPORARY ART series. Embedded within were fibers made by JULIA KEINERFORCHHEIMER from indigenous Israeli material and laser images of ours from the Aleph-Bet and the Love Canal series.

Our
GOLEMESS II installation, created for our DIALOGUES WITH THE DEITY show, was enhanced by an original, video/digital sound environment that was especially created for the exhibition.

Our GOLEMESS III installation, IN THE BEGINNING was created for our participation in the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park's ELEMENTS exhibition. Three video projections, two original digital SoundScapes and a computer website work station contributed to an interactive, spiritual environment that represented our vision of art in the 21stcentury.


With freedom of expression under attack,
not only in this country but throughout the world,
it is our hope that GOLEMESS will serve to
protect the very pillars of our society.

 

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GOLEMESS II – PROTECTRESS FOR THE ARTS
MULTIMEDIA, 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
MULTIMEDIA, 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
SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION + PERFORMANCE

TERRAIN BIENNIAL

LOS ANGELES CA 2017
KABBALAH SERIES

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

Dimensions
Variable


At a moment in time, when so much is being hidden and/or revealed,
CoLabART has invoked their fourth Golemess
who is emblematic
of the continuing empowerment of women and
hope for the future wellbeing of the Earth.

It is the newest work
in their
evolving Kabbalah Series.

 

The Making of Golemess

 

 

 

 


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Threads of many colors

Savored for the moment

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Man is but a strand
in the web of life

 



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