GOLEMESS IV — PROTECTRESS OF TRUTH
TERRAIN BIENNIAL LA
DEDICATED TO ANA MENDIETA
LOS ANGELES CA 2017
Earth, Sand, Water, Plant Material,
Two Computers & Digital SoundScape
There is but
His name is Truth; He is the Creator.
He fears none; he is without hate.
He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death.
He is self-illuminated.
He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru.
He was True in the beginning;
He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True.
He is also True now.
2018 must be the year in which truth takes a stand against power that would weaken it.
—Republican Senator Jeff Flake, Arizona, from his January 15th 2018 defense of truth speech on the Senate Floor
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
As is the tradition of CoLabART projects,
it included the work of two deceased, Cuban-American artists
Felix Gonzales–Torres and Ana Mendieta
[whose work and life the TERRAIN BIENNIAL LA version was dedicated to].
Ana created female silhouettes in nature with natural materials using the four basic elements.
Her Siluetas focused on a spiritual and physical connection with the earth and Golemess has a direct lineage
with a myriad of threads connecting these two-female series: ritual, magic, spirituality, the four elements and a religious underpinning.
As evil forces of atavism gather and our basic freedoms are being trampled upon at every turn,
CoLabART called forth the mystical and spiritual powers inherent in the Hebrew Letters that invoked
GOLEMESS IV – a Kabbalistic Protectress fashioned from the four elements
in the hope of providing a shibboleth to preserve all that we hold sacred!
A transmedia performance, which consisted of two distinct parts involving several memorials with the participation of LA-based creatives:
Merrilyn Duzy, Prof. Paul Harris, Stephen G. Scott, Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein, Wendy Cutler and John Scheele.
The Making of Golemess
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 work–in–progress.
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.
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