Maria Korporal

Born in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. She studied graphics and painting at the St. Joost Academy of Fine Arts in Breda, the Netherlands, graduating with – among other things –  video installation.  In 1989 she co-founded the publishing house Apeiron Editori, directing the production and book design. In this environment she became involved with the use of computers, and she began applying digital techniques also in her art work. Since 1998 she has dedicated herself to using the new media arts for her expression.  Since 2014 she has lived and worked in Berlin.  Maria Korporal’s artistic production includes video art, installations, digital imaging and performances. Besides she is active as a web- and graphic designer.  Her works have been shown in various exhibitions in galleries and museums all over the world.

Third Eye Flying

In this video, the artist acts with what she calls her “third eye”: a small video camera attached to her forehead. On the runway of the historical airport Tempelhof in Berlin she takes off and flies into outer space. We see what she sees through her third eye, as she reaches the area of which Man Ray spoke about in his “Pepys Diary” (1959): “Somewhere in outer space the images of the entire history of mankind travel on the airwaves”.