(Netherlands - Holanda | Germany - Alemanha)

MARIA KORPORAL - was born 1962 in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. She studied graphics and painting at the St. Joost Academy of Fine Arts in Breda. During her studies she began working with photography and she graduated with, among other things, a video installation. After her studies, in 1986, she moved to Italy, where she returned to painting. In 1989 she co-founded the Italian publishing house Apeiron Editori, directing the production and book design. In this environment she became involved with the use of computers, and she began applying digital techniques also in her art work. Since 1998 she has dedicated herself to using mainly the new media arts for her expression.

Until 2013 she lived in Italy in Sant'Oreste (RM). Since 2014 she has lived and worked in Berlin.

Maria Korporal's artistic production includes video art, interactive projects, installations, animation and drawing. Her multimedia work has been designed using a wide variety of techniques. The narrative aspect, both personal and social, plays a major role in her work and, together with the directness of the images and the sounds, leads to a great participation of the viewer. Her interactive installations in particular invite the viewer to participate. In her work she plays with virtuality and reality, with undergone and artificially generated experiences. Most of her projects deal with social and environmental issues, often with an ironic approach.

Her works have been shown and awarded in various exhibitions all over the world.




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(Netherlands - Holanda | Germany - Alemanha)



9-1S  THE FIRST AFER-CORONA KISS  -  Maria Korporal   1ª SESSÃO | 1st SESSION

IMAGE PLAY ► International Video Art Festival - IV Edition 2022 (Funchal, Madeira - Portugal)


Maria Korporal Director, Visual Art Concept, Images, Animation, Effects and Montage

+ Music: music in the first scene: "Live Set for My Castle of Quiet" (excerpt) by Thomas Carnacki with Jesse Quattro

music in the last scene: "Breathing" by Spectacular Sound Productions

+ Photos of the artist: Astrid Astra Indricane


The video was created in the first half of April 2020, while the world was rapidly overwhelmed by the coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, and most countries were in lockdown. Physical contact was identified as the main cause of infection and to be absolutely avoided. Social distancing of at least 1,5mt was mandatory, and masks strongly recommended if not prescribed, to protect ourself and others.
In this video I visualize the tensions of this situation: the sorrow for those who fell ill and those who died, the fear to become infected and the frustration to keep friends and loved ones at safe distance. In the end I imagine the liberation and the beauty of the time when we can hug each other again: it will feel like the magic of your first romantic kiss ever.

 TÍTULO - TITLE                DURAÇÃO - TIME            ANO - YEAR            PAÍS - COUNTRY        FORMATO - FORMAT
ZoOm INTO                               04'58''                             2020              
 (Netherlands - Holanda |               16:9    

 MY ROOM                                                                                                   Germany - Alemanha)

6-2S ZoOm INTO MY ROOM - Maria Korporal  2ª SESSÃO | 2nd SESSION

IMAGE PLAY ► International Video Art Festival - IV Edition 2022 (Funchal, Madeira - Portugal)


Maria Korporal Director, Visual Art Concept, Images, Animation, Effects and Montage

+ Music: "Blue Funk Hypertransit" (excerpts) by Edoardo Pistolesi Somigli


Our social and private life has undergone a drastic turn towards digitalisation as a consequence of the pandemic that originated in the beginning of 2020. Human contacts now often are replaced by video-chat Zoom or Jitsy.
In this video I try to show the human experience of loneliness and impotence during their "meetings" in cyberspace. Even if the light image accurately depicts the person, eye contact is impossible. We look at a screen that shows a simulacra of some other human being and of ourselves.
The video develops seemless in three stages: in the "introduction" images of video chats trasfer proper light beams from chat rooms into real rooms, followed by what could be called the phase of "creation", in which a lonely person who's chatting tries to pull the simulacrum out of the light beams, zoom it into her room and bring it to life, and thirdly the phase "longing", in which the eternal longing for the deep contact with the other is expressed.

In his science fiction novel Neuromancer, published in 1984, William Gibson wrote the revealing phrase: "Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation ..." In the last decades we saw this global development coming about, but the Covid virus has accelerated this significantly. However, the video goes further back in time. Cinema lovers will unfailingly recognize the references to "Maschinen-Maria" of Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927), another visionary of the technological future. And the profiles in the last scene, which hesitantly approach each other and break away again and again, are ancient Greco-Roman sculptures, simulacra from the cradle of our culture.

TÍTULO - TITLE               DURAÇÃO - TIME             ANO - YEAR            PAÍS - COUNTRY            FORMATO - FORMAT
   WANDEL                                 03'38''                            2022               (Netherlands - Holanda |                    16:9

                                                                                                                    Germany - Alemanha)              

19-2S WANDEL - Maria Korporal  2ª SESSÃO | 2nd SESSION

IMAGE PLAY ► International Video Art Festival - IV Edition 2022 (Funchal, Madeira - Portugal)


Maria Korporal Director, Visual Art Concept, Images, Animation, Effects and Montage

+ Music: music in the first scene: "más preguntas" (excerpt) by Hernán Samá & Marcelo von Schultz (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

music in the last scene*: "The Spring" by Chad Crouch (CC BY-NC 3.0)


WANDEL, translated CHANGE, concerns climate change, and the social and cultural changes we have to undertake to avoid the crisis caused by climate change.
The Austrian poet Erich Fried wrote in 1981: "Wer will, dass die Welt bleibt, wie sie ist, will nicht, dass sie bleibt." (Those who want the world to remain as it is, do not want it to remain). This timeless statement is written at my feet on an infinite asphalt planet, and I stand there with my bicycle. When I begin cycling, a transformation is taking place. Animated images emerge, which suggest alternative energies and evolve into breathing life forms. The world is revitalized, the asphalted planet begins blooming again!