The-REFUGEE-Memorial

Maria Korporal

Maria Korporal (Netherlands) – Stay or fly away?, 2015, 0:49
One of the most neglected aspects about refugees is that they are in a situation of emergency in which they have to take a decision immediately, and whatever they decide, there is no turning back. Just as the butterfly in this video: “Fourteen seconds to decide, will you stay or fly away?” Whether the butterfly decides to stay or to fly, the circle closes anyway and takes away any possibility to go back on the tracks.

Maria Korporal
Born 1962 in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands, studied at the St. Joost Academy of Fine Arts in Breda. After her studies, in 1986, she moved to Italy. From 2014 she has settled in Berlin. The artistic production of Maria Korporal includes video art, digital imaging, performance and installations. During the last years she has worked almost exclusively with video art. Besides she is active as web- and graphic designer.Her works have been presented all over the world.