Source Database: 
ELMCIP
Source Entry URL: 
Source Entry OAI-PMH Identifier: 
oai:elmcip.net:154
Author(s) of the Source Entry: 
Simon Biggs
Source Entry Language(s): 
English
Description(s): 

Golem was a two channel video installation where the two monitors were arranged like the pages of an open book. The imagery was derived from medieval illuminated books so the overall effect was of an electronically illuminated manuscript. The work took as its theme the ancient Jewish myth of the Golem, a human-like creature created to do the bidding of its creator, the genesis of the Frankenstein story. The work deals with the issues around contemporary technologies such as genetics and Artificial Intelligence.

(Source: Project description on Biggs's site)