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About

My Golem is a multi-faceted art project created by Los Angeles-based visual artist Julie Weitz. The project centers on her embodiment and portrayal of a futuristic folkloric humanoid, named My Golem. The character was created in 2017 for a series of Instagram videos that responded to rising antisemitism; since that time, the project evolved through a series of commissioned works. In partnership with curators, galleries, critics, rabbis, Jewish scholars and religious congregations, My Golem has grown to include live performance, film and video content, and collaborative educational initiatives. Though each new initiative is distinct from the last, what has remained consistent is Weitz and her Golem’s confrontation of contemporary cultural issues, through the fantastical lens of a Jewish mythological figure.

The newest iteration of My Golem confronts ecological disaster by using Jewish allegory and folklore to frame a moral imperative for action. The initiative, titled GOLEM: A CALL TO ACTION, proposes a new kind of ethically minded, experimental installation art that is grounded in the Jewish tradition. With the general public as its target audience, the project illustrates progressive wildfire policy and reframes ecological awareness through an intersectional assemblage of visual artworks, documentary content and educational programming, as well as a short film. It is expected to be completed in 2020 through 2021.