Electronic and Time-Based Art
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University
B&W video, silent, 00:01:30, 2009
Galatea’s Golem revisits and revises two distinct historical alle- gories at the origin of robotic art: the tale of Pygmalion, a sculptor who fell in love with Galatea, the statue he had carved and the story of the Golem, an animated anthropomorphic being created entirely from inanimate matter. Historically, masculine perspective has heavily dominated both robotics and the precursory folklore and mythology that came before. This film is meant to bring into question what innovative roles women can play in the contemporary and upcoming beliefs and practices of this hybrid field of art, industry, and culture.