"Among the Leaves"
a video by Maria Korporal with a poem by Marcia Theophilo
Versione italiana: vimeo.com/64701729
Video and poem on the death of a car in the forest.
Smoke and grayness in the eyes,
the car emits its last sound.
The macaques jump frightened from the trees
why so much noise? It’s dead
not even a seed will bring it back to life
the city is still far
still missing many moons...
the green is its death
covered in green, among swarms of insects
in the dark of the night
grows roots among the leaves.
Maria Korporal was born 1962 in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. She studied at the St. Joost Academy of Fine Arts in Breda. After her studies, in 1986, she moved to Italy. Since 2014 she has lived and worked in Berlin. The artistic production of Maria Korporal includes video art, digital imaging and installations. During the last years she has worked almost exclusively with video art. Besides she is active as web- and graphic designer. Her website: mariakorporal.com
Marcia Theophilo (born 1941 in Fortaleza) is a Brazilian poet. She studied in Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo and Rome, where she graduated in anthropology. She is nominated for the Nobel Prize and lives between Rome and Brazil. She has published short stories, essays, and several books of poetry. The Amazon rainforest is the topic of Marcia's life and work: its river, people, myths, the animal and plant life, and the effort and persistence to save the Amazon’s natural and cultural heritage.