executed by Angelo Maineri, parts from water pipes and hydraulic gate valves
Synthetic resin, steel, brass
The Golem is a mystical creature of Jewish mythology. A creature formed from clay, it has a human-like appearance. It is dumb and extraordinarily strong.
Daniel Spoerri was invited to create such a homunculus by the Acquedotto Santa Fiora. The artist was provided with old pumps, valves, sieves and fragments of water supply systems, and he constructed a robot-like figure that, as it naturally should, lives close to a pool of water, acting as a watchman or a waymarker. Daniel Spoerri was supported by Angelo Maineri from Comerio in the execution of the project.