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GOLEMETAMORPHOSIS AS AN ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION OF HAPPINESS CURATOR: Doron Polak Ovid’s epic 15 part poem “Metamorphoses”, meaning a change of shape, was competed in 8 AD. It is composed of 200 mythological stories beginning with the creation of the Earth. The connection between the tales is achieved by the transformations that the characters undergo in … Continue reading "Tina-B, Prague"
GOLEMETAMORPHOSIS AS AN ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION OF HAPPINESS CURATOR: Doron Polak Ovid's epic 15 part poem "Metamorphoses", meaning a change of shape, was competed in 8 AD. It is composed of 200 mythological stories beginning with the creation of the Earth. The connection between the tales is achieved by the transformations that the characters undergo in their shape. They turn into animals, plants and objects. Three Israeli artists exhibit in the public library of Prague, all deal with renewed objects that have undergone social and cultural transformations. Dorit Feldman deals with inspiration from the mythical book of creation and archived libraries from which timeless and border-less wisdom is taken. Orna Lutski creates sculptural objects that return the mythical power to the classical book, which is up against its modern enemy - the computer. Orna Yisraeli creates furniture - a chair/book that are connected together and cannot exist without each other. The artistic metamorphic process can be seen as a transformation and change in material from an ecological point of view. Uri De Beer, who was a student of Joseph Beuys, is an architect and ecological artist who creates beautiful decorative installations, symbols of visual happiness made out of recycled plastic bottles he locates in the heart of public parks. Similarly, Norma Drimmer, a multidisciplinary artist, uses the four elements that the world is made up of for visually illuminated sculpture documenting the reality of life and transforms them into a long awaited dreamy image. Michael Lazar, artist, sculptor and academic - uses recycled newspapers to create molds of living people and thus forges a direct link with another body by using his own personal and private golem. One can also include in this category Ted Bars galaxy paintings. He uses cosmic images that are colorful and psychedelic and hangs then in houses in the center of the city allowing for the audience to take a minute-long tour of different extra-terrestrial worlds. The meaning of changes in historical processes dealing with topics from the world of Jewish tradition often provide a background for artistic interpretation of metamorphosis. Yisrael Rabinovitz used fire to write on a wall and deals with universal words taken from traditional Jewish terminology, similar to Dorit Feldman's reliefs, with strong creative energy. Galia Gavish places light and energy that undergo a process of purification and change in the center of her video. Roni Ben Ari presents a video that expresses memories from her parent's house and her father's textile factory - the artistic and creative environment she grew up in, where she became aware of textures that obtain new meaning with the perspective of time and distance. Varda Carmeli, who travels the world, brings a series of photographs that deal with the term "truth" and connect metamorphosis in general with the golem. Her images expose the day to day reality as inspiration for awareness, tolerance and understanding between humanity. list of artists Dorit Feldman, Avi Sperber, Norma drimmer, Ted Barr, Roni Ben Ari, Eitan Vitkon, Galia Gavish, Orna Lutski, Orna Oren Israeli, Varda Carmeli, Michael Lazar, Israel Rabinovitz, U