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Golem Lebt (Golem is Alive)

Michael Bielicky

1989, 04:00 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 246.07

In Prague there is a very old Jewish cemetery called "The House of Life." Golem, the common soul of the ghetto makes each aktinolit (gravestone) visible. The inscription becomes suddenly alive. The quadratic letters of the Hebrew alphabet fuse together with the symbol-images in a kind of letter pictogram. The information in the form of a letter makes Golem come alive; information used to make a computer work seems based on the same principle.

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