Stay or fly away?

One of the most neglected aspects about refugees is that they are in a situation of emergency in which they have to take a decision immediately, and whatever they decide, there is no turning back. Just as the butterfly in this video: “Fourteen seconds to decide, will you stay or fly away?” Whether the butterfly decides to stay or to fly, the circle closes anyway and takes away any possibility to go back on the tracks.

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 perspectives: cultural, social, environmental.

The video is part of The Refugee Film Collection

WOW.18/USA, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles/CA 2018
Kunst im Dialog, Video night LITVAI gallery for photography, Landshut (Germany) 2018
Maria Korporal: 6x5video – video art exhibition in Studio TiEpolo38, Roma 2018
Strangloscope Festival, Brazil 2017
VisualcontainerTV “Game Over”, 2017
WOW.01/Kochi Muziris Biennale, India 2017
Global Videos, around the earth 2016
Festival Miden, Kalamata 2016
Unabhängiges Medienfestival Tübingen 2015

title: Stay or fly away?
technique: Experimental video and animation
length: 0’49”
year: 2015
visual and sound: Maria Korporal

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