Maria Korporal (Netherlands) – Underwater Desert, 2015, 2:35
If the soul is a flame, how many candles should light up the oceans where nuclear waste is killing all living creatures?
“There is a silence where hath been no sound,
There is a silence where no sound may be,
In the cold grave—under the deep deep sea.”
These words by Thomas Hood are read by Shiri Malckin, over and over again, in her musical piece “Underwater Desert” which forms the soundtrack of the video.
Maria Korporal, alias Maria Felix Korporal,
was born 1962 in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. She studied graphics and painting at the St. Joost Academy of Fine Arts in Breda, graduating with, among other things, a video installation. After her studies, in 1986, she moved to Italy, where she lived until 2013. Since 2014 she has lived in Berlin. The artistic production of Maria Korporal includes video art, digital imaging, performance and installations. Besides she is active as web- and graphic designer.