The Paper Golem

By Golem Works

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The Paper Golem

Project 2012-05-01 03:20:38 +1200

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A short film about the temporary building as victory over oppression.

We are "Golem Works", artists, puppeteers, and film makers.
after spending the last year repairing homes in Christchurch we intend to travel to Israel from september to november, we will experience the festival of Succot (where people live in temporary buildings to celebrate the escape from slavery).
We will perform puppet theatre,
paint mural celebrating freedom.
And produce a short film about the temporary building as escape from oppression.

So What's a Golem?
Traditional jewish mythology holds that if a sage studied enough, the secret that allowed inanimate things to be brought to life would be revealed to them.
And several of the sages are said to have created livestock (from clay) to prevent the people staving in times of famine.
Or even created a man from clay or ashes to carry out rescue missions (The Golem).
We may not be that holy but we sure create magical things.
(in modern hebrew the term Golem is used to mean that someone is intellectually slow, we of course object to this usage)

Why 'Paper Golem'?

The Golem
Paper Golem is a puppet troop crafted by RifRaf in recycled paper
working with true papier-mâché (just paper-pulp no glue or paste) (papier-mâché - french "chewed paper") which Rif works like clay shaping the puppets.

The Ziz



 


Mural
Rif is known internationally for painting monumentally huge portraits
And has been invited to contribute to an artists gathering in Haifa during Succot.



 


Our People
We're a team of number 8 wire New Zealanders (we can fix and build everything and anything)
RifRaf
Artist (paint and sculpture), Puppeteer, Story-Teller, Theologian, Linux/Unix Guru, Model-Maker and Chef ... (and too many other hats to list).
Xander
Director, Camera Operator, Poet, ... (again too many hats to list).

 

Lizz (Lizz-ard)
Musician, Story-Teller, Artist, Puppeteer, ... (and lots more).

 



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New Rewards

26/06/2012 at 12:54 AM


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Pledge more than $18 and once the project is successful you'll be in a draw to win one of 6 signed prints of Rifs art.







and be in to win a vegetarian curry and hug from Xander or Lizz (depending on what's appropriate)
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Lizz (LIzz-ard)

25/06/2012 at 4:35 AM

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Hi peoples 
please support our project
Lizz xxoo

Puppets W.i.P

25/06/2012 at 4:34 AM

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Why 'Paper Golem'?

The Golem
Paper Golem is a puppet troop crafted by RifRaf in recycled paper
working with true papier-mâché (just paper-pulp no glue or paste) (papier-mâché - french "chewed paper") which Rif works like clay shaping the puppets.

The Ziz

We Too Were Once Captive

16/06/2012 at 11:08 PM


In parts of the world there are groups who want to remove women from public life
I am one of several artists who have been invited to paint murals 
Large, Unavoidable, Positive, images of women.

check out our fund-raising project (so we can attend) on Pledgeme.co.nz 

Iron Lion in Zion

27/05/2012 at 10:57 AM

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    Naomi Johnson
    2012-06-22 21:56:53 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-23 13:17:32 +1200

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    Project 2012-05-01 03:20:38 +1200

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    A short film about the temporary building as victory over oppression.

    We are "Golem Works", artists, puppeteers, and film makers.
    after spending the last year repairing homes in Christchurch we intend to travel to Israel from september to november, we will experience the festival of Succot (where people live in temporary buildings to celebrate the escape from slavery).
    We will perform puppet theatre,
    paint mural celebrating freedom.
    And produce a short film about the temporary building as escape from oppression.

    So What's a Golem?
    Traditional jewish mythology holds that if a sage studied enough, the secret that allowed inanimate things to be brought to life would be revealed to them.
    And several of the sages are said to have created livestock (from clay) to prevent the people staving in times of famine.
    Or even created a man from clay or ashes to carry out rescue missions (The Golem).
    We may not be that holy but we sure create magical things.
    (in modern hebrew the term Golem is used to mean that someone is intellectually slow, we of course object to this usage)

    Why 'Paper Golem'?

    The Golem
    Paper Golem is a puppet troop crafted by RifRaf in recycled paper
    working with true papier-mâché (just paper-pulp no glue or paste) (papier-mâché - french "chewed paper") which Rif works like clay shaping the puppets.

    The Ziz



     


    Mural
    Rif is known internationally for painting monumentally huge portraits
    And has been invited to contribute to an artists gathering in Haifa during Succot.



     


    Our People
    We're a team of number 8 wire New Zealanders (we can fix and build everything and anything)
    RifRaf
    Artist (paint and sculpture), Puppeteer, Story-Teller, Theologian, Linux/Unix Guru, Model-Maker and Chef ... (and too many other hats to list).
    Xander
    Director, Camera Operator, Poet, ... (again too many hats to list).

     

    Lizz (Lizz-ard)
    Musician, Story-Teller, Artist, Puppeteer, ... (and lots more).

     



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    New Rewards

    26/06/2012 at 12:54 AM


    Share
    New Rewards

    Pledge more than $18 and once the project is successful you'll be in a draw to win one of 6 signed prints of Rifs art.







    and be in to win a vegetarian curry and hug from Xander or Lizz (depending on what's appropriate)
    Share

    Lizz (LIzz-ard)

    25/06/2012 at 4:35 AM

    Share
    Hi peoples 
    please support our project
    Lizz xxoo

    Puppets W.i.P

    25/06/2012 at 4:34 AM

    Share
    Why 'Paper Golem'?

    The Golem
    Paper Golem is a puppet troop crafted by RifRaf in recycled paper
    working with true papier-mâché (just paper-pulp no glue or paste) (papier-mâché - french "chewed paper") which Rif works like clay shaping the puppets.

    The Ziz

    We Too Were Once Captive

    16/06/2012 at 11:08 PM


    In parts of the world there are groups who want to remove women from public life
    I am one of several artists who have been invited to paint murals 
    Large, Unavoidable, Positive, images of women.

    check out our fund-raising project (so we can attend) on Pledgeme.co.nz 

    Iron Lion in Zion

    27/05/2012 at 10:57 AM

      Naomi Johnson
      2012-06-22 21:56:53 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-23 13:17:32 +1200

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      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 22/06/2012 at 9:56 PM.