Ora Ruven

Go Go Golem - 4 VR Paintings, 2017

VR experience for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Mobile VR

According to Jewish mythology, the Golem was created from mud by the Rabbi who gave him life and strength. The powerful Golem was meant to save the city's Jews from the pogroms. The 4 VR paintings have been part of the solo show "Go Go Golem". The exhibition that deals with the absurd politique reality in Israel, taking me to create my new Golem in purpose to save the people from this situation. The VR paintings touch the fear and horror of the Israeli reality: Whispers that we don't understand in a place that we don't know, ghosts, bizarre attackers and deads, are images, like in a dream,  of suspicious, fear and horror. There is a sculpture-sound installation of two Golems In this show: the Leader-Golem and the People-Golem bark talkbacks on each other. They don't hear each other. the Angel sculpture is lying dead.


Duration 00:03:46




I'm an interdisciplinary artist, based in Tel Aviv. I made my first works as autodidactic stone sculptor. During 3 years I had participated stone symposia in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Israel, created monumental sculptures of 3 meters. Than I had my art study in Beit Berl Ha-Midrasha. My new way is based on two kind of interests: I'm attracted by the human relation to the naked body, and the digital and material integration in new media artworks.

The Israeli reality is very turbulent. In My art I react to the reality. It can't be otherwise, because The personal is political and vice versa.

My projects dealt with the woman gaze at naked men; self portrait in old age; the children future in israel; Contemporary cultural body painting on clay vases; in PC work I put mosques in Tel Aviv; with cardboard and newspapers I made dynamic installations, with the visitors participation  -  gesture to old Pompeii, and I paint 3D paintings in virtual reality which is a wonderful adventure.

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