Death Dance Visions
a video by Maria Korporal

The artist performs a death dance ritual in the Schwerbelastungskörper (German: "heavy load-bearing body"), a construction built in Berlin in Nazi time, full of memory. During the dance, Death takes possession of the artist’s “third eye”: a small videocamera attached to her forehead. The skull’s visions through the third eye take their own form: they become globes, leaving holes in the building to the sky outside. Freed from the walls, the artist dances in the open air, while Death’s visions circle around her like seven moons and rise up in the sky, to loose themselves in space.
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L’artista esegue una danza macabra rituale nello Schwerbelastungskörper ("corpo che sopporta un grande carico"), una struttura costruita a Berlino nel periodo nazista, densa di memoria. Durante la danza, la Morte prende possesso del "terzo occhio" dell'artista: una piccola videocamera collegata alla fronte. Le visioni del teschio attraverso il terzo occhio prendono una propria forma: diventano globi, lasciando buchi nell'edificio che aprono all’aria aperta. Liberata dalle mura, l’artista danza sotto il cielo sereno, mentre le visioni della Morte girano intorno a lei come sette lune e salgono in aria, a perdersi nello spazio.

music: “Danse macabre” by Camille Saint-Sans, midi orchestration by Maria Korporal
concept, camera, acting, sound, effects and montage: Maria Korporal
© Maria Korporal 2014 – mariakorporal.com

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