Art and Artists

{ naked }

a video by Maria Korporal
a poem by Daìta Martinez

The video is the fruit of an encounter between a poet and a visual artist. Along the pathway of life, they share their stories, and open up different spaces and times.
The images and sounds are born of a stone – an altar stone that the artist erected for her video ‘Sacrificio’, and thereafter took down. Spread over the ground now, the stones are still there, waiting to be reborn in works of art. The stone chosen for { naked } was rediscovered in the dry grass: it takes on new life in the hand of the artist.
The poem was written specially for the video and is published here for the first time. { naked } — because, as the poet says, stone is naked. We have only to open it for it to come out, alive.

the childhood of hands
dilates
the waters

and { naked }

a leaf
of seagulls
spreads open.

: a breath of stone, wings :

- Daìta Martinez -

(translation by Brenda Porster)

Original version in Italian: { nuda } , vimeo.com/26395586
French version: { nue } , vimeo.com/44595671

mariakorporal.com

j vimeo.com/35604153

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