Videoartist of the Month December 2020
Video Artist of the Month December 2020 –
In 2010, a new name appeared in the videoart circus – Maria Korporal – a Dutch artist living at that time in Italy. She submitted to VideoChannels – “self~imaging” – a program & exhibition of selfportraying via moving images. Maria’s “Midwinter Night’s Dream – was one of the most impressing works, and I was eager to learn more about the artist and new works. Only short time afterwards included Giorgio Fedeli, who was invited curator for a program of videoart for “CologneOFF 2011 – Videoart in a global context” – and surprise, he had selected a video by Maria Korporal. From this moment on, she submitted nearly every year and – opened each time the typical imaginary cosmos to the world by using her original and unmistakable artistic language. Meanwhile living Berlin, yes, the framework of NewMediaFest2020 seems to be the best occasion to honour Maria Korporal’s contribution to video art through this solo feature as “Videoartist of the Month December 2020”.
In fact there are two features, because the video program screened on ALPHABET is not identical with the one on on this page, which is including two additional videos – kept in archives, but not selected and presented before, so the number of 12 videos created between 2010 and 2020 can be considered as a kind of retrospective since Marial Korporal started conquering the videoart world in 2010. I wish Maria at this stage to keep her artistic power and inspiration she is sharing with the audience and her fellow artists. I hope to be able to accompany her exciting artistic development for the next 10 years to come! Good luck and all the best to you, Maria!
> see Maria’s videos featured as a screening program @ Alphabet Cinema M
List of 12 featured videos