Julie Weitz is an LA-based artist working in video, performance, and installation. Her experimental work considers the psychological and somatic impact of digital media on our sense of selfhood and social identity. In her current project, Weitz performs as a futuristic queer golem struggling for agency and independence in a world plagued by gender inequality, xenophobia and digital warfare. Inspired by Jewish mysticism, artificial intelligence, drag and silent film, Weitz’s golem first emerged on Instagram in late 2017 as an immediate response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA. Directed by Weitz to seek justice and repair the world, Golem appears in episodic videos, live performance, public billboards, multi-channel video installations and on social media.