Simon Biggs: Golem


  • ©1988, Simon Biggs, Golem
  • ©1988, Simon Biggs, Golem
  • ©1988, Simon Biggs, Golem

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    Golem

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Creation Year:

    1988

Medium:


    Digital video installation, 2 monitors and 12 channel audio, colour, sound

Artist Statement:


    Golem was a two channel video installation where the two monitors were arranged like the pages of an open book. The imagery was derived from medieval illuminated books so the overall effect was of an electronically illuminated manuscript. The work took as its theme the ancient Jewish myth of the Golem, a human-like creature created to do the bidding of its creator, the genesis of the Frankenstein story. The work deals with the issues around contemporary technologies such as Genetics and Artificial Intelligence.


Technical Information:


    Golem included a two channel video installation, structure, 24 framed prints and a 12 channel audio environment (audio by Hans Peter kuhn, featuring the voice of Marc Camille Chaimowicz).


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