Korporal Zoo

"Give us back our shadows", a video by Maria Korporal

“An old Native American legend tells that an insect stole the shadow to those who did not respect nature. Deprived, in this way, of their soul, the men became ill. Only with music and singing they were able to finally get their shadow back and live happily ever after.”
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“Un’antica leggenda degli Indiani d’America narra che un insetto rubasse l’ombra a chi non rispettava la natura. Privati così della propria anima, gli uomini si ammalavano. Solo con la musica e con il canto riuscivano infine a riaverla e a vivere felici.”

The video is part of the project Korporal Zoo, a series of movies which deal with the relationship between animals and human beings studied from several prospectives: cultural, social, environmental.
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Il video fa parte del ciclo Korporal Zoo: una serie di video che trattano il rapporto tra animali e esseri umani da diversi punti di vista – culturale, sociale, ambientale.

music: Richard Strauss, “Also sprach Zarathustra” - Das Tanzlied (public domain - 1classical.com)
field recording of insects: Benboncan (freesound.org)
all other recordings, camera work, cast, image & sound processing, animation & montage: Maria Korporal
© mariakorporal.com 2014

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Korporal Zoo

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"Korporal Zoo" is a series of video works by Maria Korporal, which observe the animal and human world with several perspectives: cultural, social, environmental.

“Korporal Zoo” è una serie di video di Maria Korporal in cui il mondo animale e umano


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"Korporal Zoo" is a series of video works by Maria Korporal, which observe the animal and human world with several perspectives: cultural, social, environmental.

“Korporal Zoo” è una serie di video di Maria Korporal in cui il mondo animale e umano è osservato da diversi punti di vista – culturale, sociale, ambientale.

"Korporal Zoo" ist eine Serie von Video-Arbeiten von Maria Korporal, in denen die Tier- und Menschenwelt beobachtet und dargestellt wird. Es sind verschiedene Perspektiven: kulturelle, soziale, ökologische.

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    Dear Eija, thank you so much - I admire your work as well!

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    Your videos are so fantastic! Poetic and peautiful! Thanks!

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