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Julie Weitz: Prayer for Burnt Forests

September 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Julie Weitz: Prayer for Burnt Forests

Wednesday, September 29 | 7 pm
Film & Conversation

With humor and ritual, the centuries old legend of the golem is being revitalized by queer Ashkenazi video and performance artist Julie Weitz. Part of Weitz’s ongoing “My Golem” project, Prayer for a Burnt Forest is a compelling performance-prayer calling for action around social justice, climate change, and progressive wildfire management. Weitz’s futuristic, folkloric golem traverses the recently-charred landscape of Tongva land in Southern California framing fire’s potential for both ecological catastrophe and hope. Watch the short film and join Weitz in conversation about how traditional ecological knowledge combined with ancient Jewish practices can be a powerful means of healing and addressing the inextricable wildfire and climate crises.

“Like Chaplin’s hallmark satire of capitalism and fascism, Weitz poignantly brushes up against the absurd, and even the profane, to inject some joy into our troubled moment.” —48 Hills

By Donation* – Register here

Registration is required. This event is virtual only. An email with the link to join will be sent the day of the event to everyone registered. Use the link above to register.

* Donations will be shared by TIOH Arts & Culture and The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP), a nonprofit organization that provides career support to formerly incarcerated firefighters and those currently incarcerated in California’s Conservation Camps; who are interested in careers in the Wildland and Forestry sector. Learn more about FFRP here.

Photo description: Julie Weitz’s Golem dances in a burnt landscape near a solitary tree.
Photo credit: Julie Weitz, Prayer for Burnt Forests, archival inkjet print, 2021.


September 29, 2021
7:00 pm
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