The Golem is a crea- ture made of clay in Jewish folklore. On the one hand, this mute man-made creature was man’s servant. But when not controlled carefully, the Golem would turn into a murderous monster. Thus I use the idea of the Golem to describe
the way the western world treats nature. Man adapts nature to his demands with man-made products like lawn turf. In my performance “Lawn Golem”, the creation of the Golem is done in the opposite direction. A human being of flesh and blood turns into a seemingly lifeless creature that is part of nature. In some kind of funerary ritual, the living offer blooming owers, bringing the being back to life.