GOLEMESS IV — PROTECTRESS OF TRUTH

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
—Aesop


TERRAIN BIENNIAL LA

DEDICATED TO ANA MENDIETA

LOS ANGELES CA 2017
KABBALAH SERIES

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

Dimensions
Variable

At a moment in time, when so much is being hidden and/or revealed,
CoLabART has invoked Golemess IV
who is emblematic
of the continuing empowerment of women, hope for
the future well-being of the Earth
and the newest work
in our Kabbalah Series



If responsibility is the answer to the spread of fake news, then a weighty
responsibility rests on the shoulders of those whose job it is to provide
information, namely, journalists, the protectors of news.

Pope Francis

 


In Hebrew, the word for truth – Emet contains the first, middle and the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet
indicating that truth encompasses all things and endures from the beginning to the end.
It is one of G–d's many names and how one gives the life force to a golem.
To remove the life spirit one removes the Aleph and has death – Met.


If we attempt to ignore or suppress our understanding of truth, we end up with death.




SITE INSTALLATION



PERFORMANCE
Sweeping Truth
Under the Rug


As is the tradition of CoLabART projects,
it included the work of two deceased, Cuban-American artists
Felix GonzalesTorres and Ana Mendieta
[whose work and life the LA version was dedicated to].


It also included a mixedmedia work of the LA-based artist/activist Merrilyn "Cookie" Duzy
whose visage was a homage to her deceased friend and fellow artist, Norma Jean Squires;
Stones on loan from the Petriverse of Pierre Jardin – Paul Harris, Loyola Marymount University;
In The Beginning SoundScape created in collaboration with LA-based musician,
sound designer and voice artist, Stephen G. Scott of Pinnacle Audio Group;
and an interpretive dance Sweeping Truth Under The Rug

and percussion by Wendy Cutler.



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

Dimensions Variable

 

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GOLEMESS II PROTECTRESS FOR THE ARTS
MULTIMEDIA, SITESPECIFIC 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, SITESPECIFIC 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

 

The Making of Golemess 




ANA MENDIETA

 

All audio files on this site are excerpts from an original sound composition IN THE BEGINNING especially created by the artists for their Golemess installations.

Realized in collaboration with the musician, sound designer and voice artist, Stephen G. Scott of Pinnacle Audio Group this composition is the audio facet to
THE KABBALIST
a computer interactive, multimedia performance workinprogress.

We hope to produce THE KABBALIST performance work in major cities in the United States and Europe.
At each performance site, we plan to collaborate with visual artists, writers, educators, musicians, choreographers/dancers, stage designers, etc.

In the spirit of collaboration, we welcome your thoughts and ideas.
Please drop us a line if you have contributions, suggestions, comments or wish to be involved in CoLabART Productions.

 

 

 



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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