Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns
Slide Presentation – Golem talks: Program Accompanying the Exhibition GOLEM (in German)
The Hulk, Superman, Terminator – they are all revenants of the golem. The artificial creation from Jewish mysticism is transforming through modern popular culture to an endearing kind of Jewish Frankenstein.
As an icon of a supposedly authentic folk culture, the golem has been inspiring writers and filmmakers since the Romantic period such as Jakob Grimm, Paul Wegener and more recently Amos Gitai and Michael Chabon. The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.
1 December 2016, 7 pm
Event in German